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Free Faith and Nutrition Training for Savannah Church Groups

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(SAVANNAH, GA) A free “Faith and Nutrition” training program is now available online to Savannah area faith-based organizations to help foster increased physical activity and healthy food consumption among African American adults. Also known as FAN, this training is being offered through a research study at the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and is supported by grant funding awarded by the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah.

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Center Parc Credit Union Donates $3500 to the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance Scholarship

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union donated $3,500 to the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA). The Alliance partners with schools, farmers, philanthropists, local businesses, and volunteers to increase access to and knowledge of urban gardening practices in order to provide local citizens with access to fresh produce, healthy food, and a self-sustaining knowledge base that effectively eliminates food deserts.

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SIX SCHOLARSHIPS

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah 100 Foundation has awarded its prestigious Judge Eugene H. Gadsden Memorial Scholarships to six outstanding Savannah-area students. Selected on the basis of academic achievement and community leadership and service, each Gadsden scholarship recipient aims to become a lawyer, embodying the legal acumen and civic leadership of Judge Gadsden (1912-2000), Savannah’s first African-American judge, who was a mentor to numerous attorneys. The recipients are Mecca R. Aikens, Jenifer Contreras Gabriel, Madison Y.G. Orr, Jennifer S. Primatic, Nykobe G. Richardson and Alexis B. Williamson.

LDSS PODCAST

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society speak with National Down Syndrome Society Community Outreach Associate and organ donor recipient Charlotte Woodward to discuss her advocacy work in making sure that people with disabilities seeking organ transplants aren’t discriminated against. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2BI0tKTLhQLNroBOdwlSVd?si=0ID8zO1JTVWoZLD4SRLAdw&fbclid=IwAR3qZKqSksJgDjri5xWUUwyKcFqD4WyC3EbK8TAHwboAsDbePYu_olN-oOc&nd=1

CENTER PARC DONATES TO SUGA

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(WTGSCenter Parc Credit Union donated $3,500 to the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA). The Alliance partners with schools, farmers, philanthropists, local businesses, and volunteers to increase access to and knowledge of urban gardening practices in order to provide local citizens with access to fresh produce, healthy food, and a self-sustaining knowledge base that effectively eliminates food deserts. https://fox28media.com/news/local/savannah-urban-garden-alliance-receives-3500-scholarship#:~:text=SAVANNAH%2C%20Ga.,to%20connect%20students%20with%20nature.

REACH BUS CARD PROGRAM

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(WSAV) Chatham Area Transit riders now have a new opportunity to find local, affordable healthy food options throughout Chatham County. Bus cards have been installed in all 62 Chatham Area Transit buses featuring a QR code that, when read by a smartphone camera, instantly connects riders with nearby healthy food options. The project is funded by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah, through the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant. https://www.wsav.com/community/chatham-area-transit-bus-card-program-connects-riders-with-affordable-healthy-food-options/

FEED A TRUCKER KICKS OFF MAY 7

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(CSTORE DECISIONS) The Savannah-based trucking firm Veteran Carriers has teamed up with Enmarket to salute one group of unsung heroes of the pandemic – the trucking community – with a series of free lunches throughout 2021. On the first Friday of each month, truckers can pull into Enmarket on Pine Barren Road and receive a free boxed lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Enmarket’s The Eatery. The first group of participating volunteers will be the Veterans Council of Chatham County. Contact Bunny Ware at (912) 844-1122 for more information.

New Enmarket app boosts ease of mobile payment

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How do you make a thriving convenience store better? By making it even more convenient, of course, and that’s just what Enmarket’s new free app does.

Enmarket recently released a new mobile app with a focus on reducing customer touchpoints in its stores. A new mobile payment option is available, allowing users to pay for fuel or inside merchandise directly and securely through the app — eliminating the need to touch the pin pad or swipe a card.

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