The Community Food Project (CFP) Helps to Eradicate Food Deserts

Food deserts are locations without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods. NIFA is working to eradicate food deserts through the Community Food Project (CFP) grants program. CFPs give communities the funds they need to re-establish local control over their food supply. Funds are helping Choctaw Fresh Produce supply the community with fresh fruits and vegetables. Prior to the $300,000 NIFA grant, virtually none of the produce consumed on the reservation was grown there.