Flint River Fresh receives health equity grant

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(ALBANY, GA) – Dougherty County is starting a new initiative to create access to healthy food in underserved parts of the county.

The county announced that they have received a $100,000 grant as part of the *Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge*.

Dougherty County was one of 20 across the country and change how food is accessed in food deserts.

Flint River Fresh Executive Director, Fredando Jackson says this grant will give Flint River Fresh a larger impact in getting food to underserved areas.

Jackson tells us, “What it does is it allows us to have a foundation to expand the work that Flint River Fresh is doing in the community, whether it’s our community garden on 5th Avenue, or or relationship with the Dougherty County School System…”

Flint River Fresh will be working with the county and the University of Georgia extension office over the next two years in regards to the grant.