Rep. Stanley asks the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs to support Waltham Grant
In a letter to the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Rep. Stanley requested support of Healthy Waltham’s application to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program. Healthy Waltham’s Cold Storage Expansion Project will be a vital resource to families in Waltham. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made food security a serious challenge for many families and access to food and emergency food resources are in very high demand. During this time Healthy Waltham has provided a vital intervention for families and residents, ensuring that they have access to food when in need. Funding from EEA will allow Healthy Waltham to expand their cold and dry storage capacity, transportation infrastructure, and their capacity to source large quantities of produce, proteins, and dry goods to ensure Waltham residents can have access to high quality, fresh, and local food through their food assistance programs.
The Cold Storage Expansion Project will allow Healthy Waltham to distribute vital foods to community residents. The demand for their services has grown exponentially and in order for them to meet vulnerable residents’ where they are and with the consistency that they need they must invest in expanded refrigeration, freezer, and dry storage as well as refrigerated transportation.