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Rachel’s Table awarded grant from USDA to expand food initiatives

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Rachel’s Table, a local food rescue and distribution program, has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The funds will be allocated over a three year period and used to help support two of the organization’s initiatives through 2025: Growing Gardens and Bea’s Harvest.

Cara Silverberg from Rachel’s Table told 22News the problem with food insecurity is that people are still hungry and the number of people affected is not decreasing. She says over 16 percent of households in western Massachusetts are hungry and 21 percent of children do not know where their next meal is coming from.


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