Dougherty County, Georgia

Population: 95,565
Project focus: Access to foods that support healthy eating patterns

Dougherty County, with Flint River Fresh, Inc. and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, brings together the brilliant minds of its community to distribute food more equitably and educate residents through the Dougherty Fresh initiative.

Dougherty Fresh will convene a food policy council and expand on the existing work of Flint River Fresh, Inc, which provides urban agriculture programming for community members. Residents will learn about effective at-home and urban agriculture production techniques and food and lifestyle choices that promote health. Additionally, the collaborative will engage local farmers to expand food production and improve local distribution through a mobile market. Education, community collaboration and hard work are key to this project and will help families receive the quality food they deserve!

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