September 26, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Nutritious food access to grow in Milwaukee suburbs with new grant

Ashley Childers weighs out 3 pounds of green beans for Clay Fritz in this undated photo at the Johnson's Vegetables stand at the West Allis Farmers Market. A new $80,000 grant will help the city expand healthy food access in part through the local farmers market.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Local community Products and services Section will be equipped to extend accessibility to wholesome foodstuff through its programs thanks to a new $80,000 grant.

The grant, in partnership with the Nationwide Recreation and Park Affiliation, is portion of a $2.5 million grant the association received from the Walmart Foundation, according to a news launch from the West Allis-West Milwaukee University District. The grant enables park and recreation businesses nationwide to set up community nutrition hubs to strengthen the health of community members.

The office is operating with Caitlyn White, who works with the city of West Allis and oversees the West Allis Farmers Market, and Cheryl Davies, a nutritionist with the West Allis Health Office.

The grant will enable the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Section to generate 3 courses, according to Shelly Strasser, the section director.