The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) has announced their food rescue advancements in Cortland, and Onondaga Counties are expected to expand after a new grant was awarded to SVHC, the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance (SOFSA), and the Syracuse University’s Center for Sustainable Community Services (CSCS).
An award of $150,000 dollars from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation was awarded to the three organizations to reduce food waste and food insecurity through food recovery between Cortland and Onondaga Counties. An additional $9,700 dollars in funding will come from the Onondaga County Agriculture Council.
“Supporting neighboring food rescue programs strengthens our regional food system and we are pleased to partner with OFRN as they establish a new food rescue organization,” said SVHC Project Manager, Adrianne Traub.
The funds will assist SVHC in the creation of a new Seven Valleys Food Rescue Advisory Board to help guide the program’s direction and oversee current activities conducted.