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Green Bay Area Public School District Expands Indoor Farming; Harvests New Crop

Green Bay Area Public School District Expands Indoor Farming; Harvests New Crop

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Grant through community foundations provides healthy foods for at-risk populations Green Bay WI - A major funding initiative is taking root in area schools and nonprofits to increase access to fresh, nutritional food for at-risk populations. A grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership will place Flex Farms in various organizations in Northeast Wisconsin to increase the health and social connectedness of communities. The grants are being used to supply indoor, hydroponic growing systems and the materials needed to maintain them in order for organizations to grow fresh food. Organizations receiving the collaborative grants are: Green Bay Area Public Schools, Golden House, and Journey to Adult Success, which will receive 15 Flex Farm units across the three sites for a total of $66,675. Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Jericho Road Food Pantry, the Waushara County Food Pantry, and the Winneconne Community School District will receive upgrades and 6 Flex Farm units for a total of $16,263. The New London Food Bank, Shawano Fresh Project, and Flowing with Kindness Food Pantry will receive 10 Flex Farm units for a total of $44,450. The grants are being administered through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation,

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