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Funds Sought To Provide Local Farm Food To Low-Income People

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An effort is underway to get farm-grown fresh food to more low-income people in western Massachusetts this year.

CISA ( Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) has announced a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of this month for its “Local Food for All Initiative.”

The funds will go toward purchasing farm shares for low income seniors and expanding participation at farmers’ markets in a program that helps low-income families buy fruits and vegetables.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Phil Korman, CISA’s  Executive Director.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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