Published on: Friday, March 4, 2022 Takoma Park Newsletter

Food Insecurity Reduction Grants Awarded


The City of Takoma Park is pleased to announce the award of Community Partner (CP2) grants to reduce food insecurity for disadvantaged and underserved individuals and families residing in the City of Takoma Park. The CP2 grant program is designed to support programming that the City is unable to provide due to limited capacity. This grant program offers grantees an initial one-year contract with the opportunity for two optional renewal terms.

To mitigate the impact of the health pandemic on the community and support the rebuilding of a more community-centered food system, the City of Takoma Park dedicated $250,000 to address two significant areas: (1) increase access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and (2) provide, secure, and distribute nutritious, quality food to disadvantaged and underserved individuals and families in the City. A competitive grant process resulted in the award of grants to four qualified organizations.

A grant of $35,000 was awarded to Community Health and Empowerment Through Education and Research (CHEER) to conduct outreach, education, and enrollment of eligible residents in the SNAP program. Grants of $20,000 each were awarded to three nonprofit organizations, Small Things Matter, FRESHFARMS Markets Inc., and Washington DC Meals on Wheels Inc. These groups will use this funding to distribute food to residents in need throughout the City.


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