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City Leaders Vote On $3 Million Project For Low-Income Areas

Written by on February 21, 2024

The Rochester City Council held a vote on legislation to spend $3 million in COVID relief funds on a pilot project to make healthy food more accessible to people living in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. All present councilmembers voted to approve the project except for Mitch Gruber, who serves as a chief program officer at Foodlink and opted out to avoid a conflict of interest. Several local organizations are getting in line to receive some of the funding in order to help people in need. The nonprofit serves more than 450 hot lunches during the one hour it’s open each week day, and the need for hot, healthy meals in the Rochester community keeps growing. In addition to the $3 million in ARPA dollars, the city’s department of neighborhood and business development will put up more than $340,000 towards the project.

Source: 13 WHAM-TV

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