The Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH Awarded Community Impact Grant by the American Heart Association
Bronx Health REACH, a community coalition led by the Institute for Family Health, has been awarded a 2019-2020 Community Impact Grant. Funding from the grant will support its Healthy Bodega Initiative. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the healthy food access for children living in under-served communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
“The Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH is delighted that the American Heart Association has awarded a Community Impact Grant to Project Grab & Go!” said Charmaine Ruddock, Bronx Health REACH project director. “The project will develop and promote new healthy food items at 3-5 Bronx bodegas in partnership with our Bronx Bodega Workgroup, Bascom Catering, City Harvest, and Bronx Health Advocate Shen’naque Sean Butler. We can’t wait to offer these new, tasty ‘grab and go’ meals to our Bronx neighbors and show the community that healthy foods can be delicious and good for business.”
“For the last decade the recipients of the NYC Community Impact Grants have amplified the goals of the American Heart Association by promoting a culture of health for all residents of our city. By supporting organizations like the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH, we are directly investing in the health, well-being and prosperity of future generations,” said Dr. Lawrence Phillips, President of the American Heart Association New York City Board of Directors. “We are proud of the impact these funds have provided in our city’s neighborhoods and we look forward to the resulting momentum toward our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.”