GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer will be teaming with the federal government to give Michigan residents discounts on fruits, vegetables and food stamps.
The plan is part of the White House’s new initiative to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2023.
Wednesday (Sept. 28), President Joe Biden discussed this plan at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Meijer is one of many grocery store chains across America participating in the initiative. The Grand Rapids-based grocery chain’s involvement is part of the more than $8 billion in pledges from the private and public sectors.
According to the White House, more than $4 billion will be allotted to organizations that improve access to nutritious food, promote healthy choices and increase physical activity.
The plan is broken up into five pillars. For more information, go here.