Takoma Park Awards Food Insecurity Reduction Grants

The City of Takoma Park introduced the Community Partner (CP2) grants March 4 that target food insecurity and underserved individuals and families residing in the city.

Takoma Park awarded $250,000 to increase access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, and to secure access to affordable, nutritious food to underserved community members, according to the Takoma Park newsletter.

The Community Health and Empowerment Through Education and Research (CHEER) received a $35,000 grant from the city directed towards outreach and education for the SNAP program. Takoma Park also awarded $20,000 to three non-profit organizations targeting food distribution throughout the city, according to the newsletter.

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