Initiative to support healthy food programs in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – Two programs that provide access to food in Detroit neighborhoods will share $900,000 from Rite Aid Healthy Futures.

The funding is through Rite Aid Healthy Futures’ Strengthening Cities initiative that’s designed to reduce health disparities for children and youth in city neighborhoods.

It’s also part of a larger two-year, $10 million commitment that focuses on Detroit and five other cities. The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network will receive $500,000, while Keep Growing Detroit will receive $400,000.

The Strengthening Cities initiative will initially fund 20 nonprofit organizations across other cities including Cleveland and Philadelphia.