Commissioners Approved Resolution Requesting $250,000 Grant to Support Food Bank Efforts – Buffalo River Review

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At its 2022 final meeting, the Perry County Board approved a resolution allowing the county to apply for a $250,000 grant to boost local food bank efforts.

Community Development Block Grants If the CARES Act is awarded, no local match is required.Mayor John Carroll said the funds are part of a $10 million federal grant to address food insecurity statewide. I explained that it was

Only the county can apply for funds, and we partner with local agencies to take advantage of the funds.

Mayor Carroll said the grant can be used to support storage and distribution needs such as refrigerators, freezers, packaging, sorting, transportation and delivery, not to purchase food.

Additionally, grant documents say the funds can be used to purchase ovens, shelves, freezer blankets, food preparation counters, and even food delivery vehicles. The grant is for “construction, acquisition, operation, [and] Maintenance according to the description.

The funding is part of the federal government’s response to a pandemic that continues to create supply and workforce problems. According to a survey that led to federal funding, 27% of Tennessees are considered low-income, and in rural areas many do not live within 10 miles of a supermarket and food insecurity is a problem. is occurring.

If approved, the county will be the payee and the money will be sent to ………….

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