Mayes: $50K awarded for local non-profit

Will help improve efficiency of food distribution

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny, today announced that a local food growth non-profit, Grow Pittsburgh, has been awarded $50,000 in state funding.

This grant comes from the Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Program, created by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and will help improve efficiency to meet the needs of the local community.

“There are many inequities that exist in Pennsylvania’s food system,” Mayes said. “This state funding will play an important role in improving food and nutritional security in the Pittsburgh community and advance food justice, especially in our most marginalized communities.

“Grow Pittsburgh is known in the community for teaching people how to grow food to help them be self-sustainable, something my neighbors deserve,” Mayes said. “They play a pivotal part in addressing our move to equitable food distribution and this acquired funding will allow them to continue to do so.”

The Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Program was created to grow agricultural infrastructure by investing in small businesses to bring operations to a greater scale to meet the demands of local communities.

Click here to learn more about the grant program.