Balanced meals entry 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 Neighborhood Providers Department will be capable to broaden accessibility to nutritious foods via its programs thanks to a new $80,000 grant.

The grant, in partnership with the Nationwide Recreation and Park Affiliation, is element of a $2.5 million grant the association acquired from the Walmart Foundation, according to a information launch from the West Allis-West Milwaukee University District. The grant enables park and recreation organizations nationwide to set up local community nourishment hubs to make improvements to the wellbeing of group users.

The department is doing the job with Caitlyn White, who works with the city of West Allis and oversees the West Allis Farmers Sector, and Cheryl Davies, a nutritionist with the West Allis Health and fitness Department.

The grant will make it possible for the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Neighborhood Provider Office to make 3 systems, in accordance to Shelly Strasser, the office director.