Albany Community Together, Inc. Receives $1 Million Grant from Truist Foundation


Foundation: Truist Foundation

A former grocery store in Albany, Ga., is about to become a hub for local farmers, chefs, and consumers.

The Table of Southwest Georgia has received a $1 million grant from the Truist Foundation to turn the building into a "community hub" that will offer access to capital for small businesses, a distribution center for local fruits and vegetables, a direct-to-consumer farmers market, and food service vendors who will be able to sell their products from commissary kitchens, commercial kitchens, and food truck vendors, per a press release.

"We are excited to bring this project to Albany to provide opportunities for our business community, including small businesses, food-related businesses, and small rural farmers, to access capital," says Thelma Adams Johnson, CEO of Albany Community Together, Inc.

"By helping minimize the effect of the social determinants of health on wealth creation and building, we can create a healthier, more prosperous community."

Truist President Lynette Bell says the foundation is "deeply committed to ensuring all communities have an equal opportunity to thrive," per the release.

The project, which will be led by Albany Community Together and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, aims to "address the social determinants of health that are barriers to economic prosperity by repurposing a former grocery store into

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