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Posted on: January 22, 2024

City of Alhambra and the SGVCOG Awarded Joint Grant for Regional Food Recovery Efforts

The City of Alhambra was awarded first place for the 2024 Childhood Obesity Prevention/Environmental Health & Sustainability Awards at the United States Conference of Mayor’s 92nd Winter Meeting!

The grant funds will go towards the San Gabriel Valley Regional Food Recovery Program, a collective effort amongst cities in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV) to reduce food waste, mitigate climate change, and feed the region’s food-insecure residents.

The City of Alhambra and SGV’s food recovery program comes as a result of California State Senate Bill 1383, which established a statewide goal that at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food be rescued for people to eat by 2025. 

Alhambra has been working with food-generating businesses to redirect their excess edible food to food recovery agencies and food insecure individuals since 2021. They launched their Alhambra Recycles Campaign in 2022, an education initiative to increase awareness of their organics recycling and food recovery programs, to supplement their ongoing outreach.

To learn more about the City of Alhambra and San Gabriel Valley Regional Food Recovery Programs, visit www.cityofalhambra.org/foodrecovery and www.sgvcog.org/regional-food-recovery-program.