Rachel’s Table receives USDA grant to expand reach
SPRINGFIELD — The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts program Rachel’s Table will be growing several of their efforts thanks to a $300,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture is awarding the grant from their Regional Food System Partnership outlet. Rachel’s Table will utilize the funding to benefit the Bea’s Harvest and Growing Gardens initiatives. It will also allow the organization to explore economic incentives for farmers and employment pathways for people impacted by food insecurity.
Rachel’s Table Director Jodi Falk expressed that the grant is a crucial avenue for expanding the program’s reach in the community.
“We are grateful to the USDA for this grant, which will allow us to infuse more fresh produce into food insecure communities in Western Massachusetts through our Growing Gardens and Bea’s Harvest initiatives,” said Falk.