Lowe’s Helps to Keep Jackson Beautiful with $20,000 Community Improvement Grant
****** Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program Supports Jackson Community Garden Initiative in Jackson, MS
Jackson, MS., September 27, 2018 – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the organization is providing Keep Jackson Beautiful with a $20,000 grant as part of the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program. The 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program engages local volunteers, working alongside Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, to take action on projects that focus on critical, local needs.
Keep Jackson Beautiful’s grant will increase access to locally produced foods to address health and nutrition deficiencies in food desert communities; strengthen and expand the existing gardening and educational sites; empower, educate and provide communities with the knowledge necessary to design, implement and maintain gardens and avidly promote proper nutrition and eating habits spreading the benefits of living healthy and consuming accessible affordable quality foods.
“Keep Jackson Beautiful is so excited to be partnering with Lowe’s again to provide access to fresh produce to the Westside, Washington Addition and Capitol Street communities of Jackson. Since 2016, this is Lowe’s second time showing their dedication and major commitment to Keep Jackson Beautiful and the City of Jackson,” said Keep Jackson Beautiful Executive Director Alicia Crudup.
In addition to Keep Jackson Beautiful’s grant initiative, Lowe’s is supporting more than 40 other Keep America Beautiful grant-funded community service projects in 2018 as well as Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Since the partnership began in 2011, Lowe’s has contributed nearly $8 million, with more than 2,100 Lowe’s Heroes volunteers helping Keep America Beautiful improve local communities.<