Program works to increase access to food across Michigan - WNEM TV 5

Program works to increase access to food across Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) -

The Food Bank Council of Michigan says a program to increase access to food across the state has made progress in its first year.

The council received a $5 million grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in 2014 to support the Michigan Food Bank Access to Nutrition program for two years.

The program runs through October. It's focused on children and senior citizens as part of an effort to encourage low-income residents to eat healthier. As part of the program, those involved work with food banks to get deliveries to schools, senior centers and other sites.

The Michigan Food Bank Access to Nutrition program also provides nutrition education.

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