USDA addresses food insecurity in Alaska & Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced extra support for Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories. The agency is putting $7.6 million toward food insecure communities there.

The goal is to invest in small-scale gardening, herding, and livestock operations to increase the quantity and quality of locally-grown food.

The money comes from the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program and was authorized as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.

“Micro-Grants provide funding to ensure communities in these areas have sustained access to quality, locally grown food,” said Jenny Lester Moffitt with USDA.

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