New Pennsylvania grant program aims to tackle both hunger and environmental issues

11.29.19 | Terry Diener

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced that it would begin accepting applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide financial assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations, such as shelters and food banks for proper food management.

The program, funded through the state’s Recycling Fund, will allow for grants of up to $200,000 for nonprofits to purchase refrigerators, freezers, refrigerated vehicles and other equipment that can help preserve food for those in need which might otherwise end up in a landfill.