Local food suppliers receive state grants

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, on behalf of the Healey-Driscoll administration, awarded a total of $22.6 million in Food Security Infrastructure Grants (FSIG) to 165 organizations, including two local food suppliers and food banks and pantries, school systems, farms, fisheries, nonprofits and retail locations throughout the Commonwealth.
 
In Maynard, Open Table was awarded $168,529 to renovate a storage facility to increase storage and distribution capabilities. In Stow, Small Farm was awarded $426,050 to build a washing, packaging and storage facility that will increase production during winter months.
 
We are grateful for these organizations’ commitment to strengthening our local food system and ensuring that individuals and families across the Commonwealth have access to food.

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