Bringing fresh, healthy foods to Mahoning and Trumbull Counties

CFMV’s Healthy Community Partnership links neighborhood stores with local growers

Everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy foods in their own neighbourhoods, yet many have never had this.

Two local Food Access Coordinators are working tirelessly to make this a reality: Sophia Buggs for Mahoning County and Christian Bennett-Mosley for Trumbull County. For the last two years, the pair has been connecting store owners with local food distributors through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s Healthy Community Partnership.

This is not an easy fix. Corner store owners are struggling to stay afloat, now more than ever because of the pandemic.

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