DETROIT (WXYZ) - Charter One announced it was giving $100,000 in grants to improve Detroit’s Eastern Market and local food programs.
In a press conference outside of Eastern Market Saturday morning, the bank said it would create a three-prong program. The company will give $20,000 for urban farming development. Another $30,000 will go toward vendor improvements at Eastern Market. It will also give $50,000 to the nine markets of the Detroit Community Network to improve access to local and healthy foods.
“We all know that if Detroit does well, we all do well,” said Sandy Pierce, president of Charter One and RBS Citizens. “We believe in investing in the communities we serve, and that’s what we’re doing today.”
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