Charlottesville and Albemarle County are getting a new grant that will ensure more fresh food year-round in the area.
They received a state grant of $35,000, which will be put toward a new facility for flash-freezing fresh food. County spokeswoman Lee Catlin says they recognized the need for the new services following a study done by the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA).
"A gap really appeared in terms of the ability to flash-freeze this and make it available for more than just the growing season, and in quantities that could serve institutional customers,” Catlin said.
The city and the county are also putting $17,500 apiece toward the project.
Catlin says the University of Virginia will likely be one of the main users.
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