Grow Food secures $230K in grants to support core operations

A view of the community garden at Grow Food Northampton, which recently received more than $230,000 from two foundations to bolster the organization’s core mission.

A view of the community garden at Grow Food Northampton, which recently received more than $230,000 from two foundations to bolster the organization’s core mission. GROW FOOD NORTHAMPTON

Staff report

Published: 02-21-2024 6:25 PM

]NORTHAMPTON — The nonprofit Grow Food Northampton has secured two foundation grants worth more than $230,000 that will bolster the organization’s core operations, allowing it to decide how best to use the funds.

The Point32Health Foundation, a joint venture of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation, has awarded Grow Food a three-year, $120,000 core operating support grant. And, as one of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Health Justice Partnership & Grant Program’s beneficiaries, Grow Food will receive more than $110,000 in funding and pro bono support to ensure the delivery of healthy food across the state.

“We are humbled that these venerable health foundations see the crucial public health nature of the work we do to ensure that all members of our community, no matter their income level, have access to an abundance of nutrient-rich, culturally appropriate foods grown right here in the Connecticut River Valley,” Grow Food Executive Director Alisa Klein said in a statement.

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