TNP’s GROW Program Receives Grant to Increase Fresh Food Access and Education in Warren

TNP’s GROW Program Receives Grant to Increase Fresh Food Access and Education in Warren

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) is pleased to announce a $15,000 grant award from the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation for support of its Garden Resources of Warren (GROW) program. The GROW Program is designed to empower residents of Warren, Ohio by increasing access to healthy foods, enhancing social capital, and promoting a sense of community and well being among residents of Warren and its surrounding communities.

Funds will be used for the Power of Produce (POP) Kids Programs at TNP’s Warren Farmers Market, an effort that seeks to help children ages 5 -12 and their parents to build healthy eating habits through GROWing Health and Wellness Education Classes, Community Garden Support, and more classes on how to grow your own food.

Cassandra Clevenger, GROW Program Manager noted, “A large goal of TNP’s GROW programming is to educate more residents about eating whole food from seed to table.  This grant allows us to expand our classes, incentives, and support so that more residents can do just that, which has shown time and time again to increase positive health outcomes.  Residents affected by food insecurity need access to more fruits and vegetables, and this grant helps us make those food items more accessible.”

TNP has managed the GROW Program since 2011, and supports or partners with a variety of urban agriculture and land use projects throughout Warren in addition to managing a farmer’s market on Courthouse Square, Quinby Park, and many other local food efforts. “Large swaths of Warren’s neighborhoods are located in food deserts, which means a disproportionate number of our families lack access to fresh local produce. Our efforts with GROW offer tools and resources to combat this problem in a sustainable manner, and the support of Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation gives that effort an enormous boost” says Matt Martin, Executive Director of TNP.




Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) is a nonprofit community development corporation serving the neighborhoods of Warren, Ohio.  TNP empowers residents and promotes sustainable development through projects and programs that improve the quality of life and build a healthy, thriving community.  For more information, visit www.tnpwarren.org.

 

The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation provides grants each year to initiatives that advance the health of Trumbull County residents. It has assets of more than $13 million. The foundation is the successor to the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation, which was created by the hospital in 1976. Since 2012, the foundation has operated separately from the hospital as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

 

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes which effectively assist and promote the well being of residents of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Information about the Foundation can be found at www.cfmv.org.