Faith & Food--Avondale churches advocating for healthy food access policies

The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with three Avondale churches, will mobilize an existing faith-based coalition to advance policies that improve the availability of healthy, affordable foods in the Avondale neighborhood. The coalition will conduct a community food assessment, build capacity among coalition members and educate policy makers about the importance of access to healthy, affordable foods. The grantee will not use Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds for lobbying. This project is part of the Foundation's Childhood Obesity team's solicitation for Faith-Based Advocacy : Galvanizing Communities to End Childhood Obesity.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $225,000.00

Awarded on: 11/18/2008

Time frame: 12/1/2008 - 11/30/2010

Grant Number: 65333


Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati

Suite 201
3120 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3091


Renee Mahaffey Harris
Project Director


Dwight Tillery
Project Director