September 9, 2014
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The Coalition for Healthy Minority Communities Receives $100,000 for Nutrition Pilot Program
WASHINGTON- The Coalition for Healthy Minority Communities (CHMC) has received a $100,000 anonymous grant that will enable them to create a pilot program to combat food scarcity in The District and nearby Prince George’s County, Maryland.
“This $100,000 donation has allowed us to join the fight towards healthy eating in urban communities, an issue that first lady Michelle Obama has addressed and achieved much success,” CHMC President Sherman Jackson said.
“Approximately, 1 in every 13 homes in DC’s current population is considered poor, undernourished or in poor health, with high risks of obesity, “according to DC Hunger statistics.
CHMC kicked off this year with a campaign designed to implement and improve community gardens in Washington-area neighborhoods. “I’m a country boy from Mississippi whose parents made meals
pleasing to the stomach all the time, but they always stressed the importance of a healthy diet. I recognize the necessity of this project, and I am glad to lend my support,” the anonymous $100,000 donor said. CHMC urges local communities and organizations to join in support of their efforts.
CHMC has established partnerships with communities and accepted leadership in the roles to revamp
and revitalize food deserts. CHMC is confident that their campaign to fight hunger and provide neighborhoods with healthier food options will be a success.
CHMC works with state and federal legislators to help shape legislation across the country. As The
Coalition for Healthy Minority Communities prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the organization remains steadfast in its mission to promote healthy living in ethnic minority communities, including nutrition, education, and anti-violence.