YORK – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding toured gardens throughout the City of York and discussed the ability for farms in Pennsylvania’s urban spaces to stomp out food insecurity and build stronger, united communities with volunteers and management from York Fresh Food Farms and city officials. Through the 2019 and 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Bill Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, the Wolf Administration has invested $1 million in building infrastructure for food sovereignty and security in urban areas of the commonwealth. Amidst the pandemic in 2020, $10 million of Pennsylvania’s CARES Act dollars were dedicated to low-income, often urban, communities in a move to increase the availability, accessibility, safety, and affordability of nutritious foods and combat food insecurity through the COVID-19 Fresh Food Financing Intiative (FFFI).

AGRICULTURE SEC. RUSSELL REDDING TOURING GARDEN IN THE CITY OF YORK