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Gulfstream awards grants to local nonprofits

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation awarded a $200,000 grant to be shared among nonprofit organizations in Savannah.

Forsyth Farmers' Market, All Walks of Life (AWOL), Savannah Food Cooperative, and Growing Edge Community Collaboration for Green Groceries will all benefit from this grant.

The grant money is a part of Gulfstream's "Live Well; Be Well" program and the money will be used by the local nonprofits organizations to address areas in the Coastal Empire that lack access to healthy affordable food.

Growing Edge Community Collaboration for Green Groceries, a partnership between the West Broad Street YMCA and 13 additional agencies, will establish a healthy food resource center on the west side of Savannah.

Those 13 agencies are: Armstrong Atlantic State University, Chatham County Health Department, Chatham County Extension Services, Emergent Structures, Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Handmade Neighborhood, Live Oak Public Libraries, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Savannah Technical College, Savannah Urban Garden Alliance, Step Up Savannah, Well FED, West Broad Street YMCA and YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

They intend to develop a garden for year-round production, build a greenhouse, expand their kitchen and create a job training program for food production and nutrition education training.

Forsyth Farmers' Market, AWOL and Savannah Food Cooperative will use their portion of the money to establish a mobile market by retrofitting a vehicle that can transform into a produce stand and make regular, scheduled stops in neighborhoods that need fresh produce.

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