Fearless Grant Awarded to Lincoln Non-profit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will be awarding a Fearless Grant to Community Crops of Lincoln on Monday, May 1, 3:30 p.m., at Health 360 Clinic, 2301 O Street.

“Making fresh produce available to areas that are underserved by traditional farmers markets is another way to improve the health of Nebraskans,” Steve Grandfield, BCBSNE executive vice president said.  “Supporting them will have an impact on people’s lives and that is an important part of our mission.”

The Fearless Grant program is an effort by BCBSNE to contribute statewide in grants, sponsorships and community involvement and spans BCBSNE’s social responsibility focus areas of health and wellness, human services and education.

Community Crops will receive a $8,525 Fearless Grant for their Mobile Veggie Van project which brings local produce to Lincoln families and supports farmers in the community.  The Health 360 Clinic parking lot serves as a storefront for the portable farmers market.

“The impact of Community Crops on its customers is remarkable.  Not only does their growth and sale of produce create community, it assists in generating healthy, self-sustaining improvements for those they serve and reach,” Marjorie Maas, BCBSNE director of corporate social responsibility said.  “Their vision for a healthier Lincoln and the tenacity in which they are seeing it through is a prime example of the fearlessness Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska hopes to find in their grantees.”



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