Sacramento was chosen to develop wholesome meals facilities in disadvantaged neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – The City of Sacramento was selected to participate in a government-funded program that could help provide affordable, healthy food to disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Sacramento is one of 13 communities that will be participating in the Local Foods, Local Places 2021 program, according to city guides.

Through LFLP, a team of federal food security specialists will work directly with Mayor Darrell Steinberg and regional nonprofits to create food-anchored resilience hubs in Sacramento.

The goal of the hubs will be to teach local residents how to prepare and sell local food, and they will provide employment training in food-related start-ups.

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“Through our food-anchored resilience hubs, the city will harness the power of the gathering to provide nutritious, locally grown food, educate our residents, start new businesses, and build resilience in our most deprived neighborhoods, and a national model for reducing Food creates insecurity, inspires entrepreneurs and adapts to a changing climate, ”Steinberg said in Wednesday’s announcement.

The hubs are being developed at three locations: the Alchemist Kitchen Incubator Hub, the former City Tree Nursery in Mangan Park and the International Garden of Many Colors in North Sacramento.

Sacramento was one of 13 parishes selected from 97 applicants for the LFLP.

Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program has served 120 communities nationwide since it was launched in 2014.

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