North Flint’s food and nutrition options will continue expanding with the announcement of funding to support a new supermarket development.
Among 17 grants, the Fresh Start Community Development Center was awarded $250,000 to help launch what’s being described as an affordable outlet for nutritional produce and other healthy retail options.
New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church’s pastor Patrick Sanders discussed plans this year to open a grocery store at a 30,000-square-foot site near downtown as an outgrowth of efforts through Fresh Start. The program focuses on promoting nutrition and other empowerment initiatives in underserved areas of Flint. Fresh Start has sponsored a pop-up grocery store throughout the city since its formation in 2014.
The supermarket project grant is part of $1.4 million recently approved by the Ruth Mott Foundation’s board.
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