Atlantic City Wins Two Food Security Program Grants From NJEDA

Atlantic City Wins Two Food Security Program Grants From NJEDA

Atlantic City, NJ (May 12, 2023) – Atlantic City will receive Two food security program grants from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will help the city address the food desert problem.

The $125,000 grant will be used to partially pay for costs associated with the planned development of the Midtown Co-Op Market at 7 S. Carolina Avenue. Ideal Institute of Technology will lead this effort. The $89,000 grant supports the planned development of a food pantry on the grounds of the Ginsburg Bakery at 300 Tennessee Avenue. The Westside Neighborhood-based nonprofit Mighty Writers is leading the effort. NJEDA grants require property owners to assist with the application.

“Atlantic City is taking full advantage of state support to improve food access for our residents,” said Mayor Marty Small. “Grants like this will help us in our quest to ensure that the people of the great city of Atlantic City are fed with access to the high-quality, nutritious food they deserve. ”

NJEDA has awarded nine food security program grants across New Jersey, totaling more than $1 million. According to NJEDA, the Food Security Planning Grants Program is designed to help local governments, county governments, and/or redevelopment agencies to fund the development of plans to reduce food insecurity in designated food desert communities (FDCs). provide subsidies to

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