(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market in New York City with a $10 million grant which, according to officials, will help support more fresh produce being supplied to New Yorkers.
Officials said the grant will go towards improvements in the Hunts Point warehouse, allowing produce to be moved more efficiently, while also making the facility available to more upstate farms.
"In the 2011 State of the State address, I pledged to increase downstate market access for upstate farmers and promote food distribution across New York State by investing in large distribution hubs that will expand food access in underserved communities while helping improve nutrition and lower costs," Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "The Hunts Point Terminal Market has been a leading distribution center for the New York metropolitan area, helping families get the food they need, while bolstering economic development, creating jobs, and supporting New York farmers."
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