Nashville’s neighborhood stores to offer fresher, healthier foods through grants
March 7, 2011 in News
The Tennessean, March 7, 2011. This is a description of Nashville’s new Healthy Corner Store program, funded through federal stimulus dollars [Communities Putting Preservation to Work]. The Metro Public Health Department and nonprofit partners Community Food Advocates will select 29 corner stores to participate in the program, which will provide grants to for equipment upgrades. Four stores will receive $5,000 for larger items such as refrigeration cases and the remaining stores will receive up to $500 for smaller purchases, such as baskets for displaying fruit. The program also aims to organize a distribution network for produce and provide training. Five stores will participate in a pilot project this summer. Go here to see a video clip about the project.