Salisbury: Nearly $100,000 awarded to area food programs

BRADDOCK, May 24 – Two district food pantries are receiving nearly $100,000 in new funding to help them better serve the community, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury announced today.  

Salisbury, D-Allegheny, said the funding awarded by the state Department of Agriculture includes $50,000 to Rankin Christian Center and $49,360 to Swissvale Cares.

“Our food bank programs and the volunteers who staff them have a critical connection to our community,” Salisbury said. “The new funding to Rankin Christian Center and Swissvale Cares will help these terrific nonprofits as they work to safely store and distribute fresh, nutritious food to as many families as possible.”

The funding was awarded through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grants.

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