September 17, 2021

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Healthy food access to expand in Milwaukee suburbs with new grant

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The West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department will be able to expand access to healthy foods through its programs thanks to a new $80,000 grant.

The grant, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is part of a $2.5 million grant the association received from the Walmart Foundation, according to a news release from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. The grant allows park and recreation agencies nationwide to set up community nutrition hubs to improve the health of community members.

The department is working 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 Department.

The grant will allow the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Service Department to create three programs, according to Shelly Strasser, the department director.