Healthier meals accessibility to extend in Milwaukee suburbs with new grant

Ashley Childers weighs out 3 pounds of green beans for Clay Fritz in this undated photo at the Johnson's Vegetables stand at the West Allis Farmers Market. A new $80,000 grant will help the city expand healthy food access in part through the local farmers market.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Group Services Department will be in a position to extend accessibility to balanced meals through its programs thanks to a new $80,000 grant.

The grant, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is aspect of a $2.5 million grant the association acquired from the Walmart Foundation, according to a information launch from the West Allis-West Milwaukee University District. The grant lets park and recreation companies nationwide to established up group nourishment hubs to enhance the health of local community users.

The office is doing the job with Caitlyn White, who is effective with the city of West Allis and oversees the West Allis Farmers Industry, and Cheryl Davies, a nutritionist with the West Allis Well being Division.

The grant will allow the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Group Service Section to develop a few applications, in accordance to Shelly Strasser, the office director.