Louisiana Blue Cross Blue Shield presented a $300,000 check to SUSLA Monday morning.
The money will cover operations at the school’s new incubator kitchen, which is located on Milam and Christian Street.
The city has wanted to do a project was awarded 2 grants for the project.
One is a federal grant that only two cities received.
The kitchen will provide jobs, culinary arts training, business mentorship, health education and also a healthy restaurant to improve health in the Allendale and Ledbetter Heights communities.
“Statistics show us that Louisiana is number one in a lot of health issues and Shreveport, particularly the area that we’re targeting rises to the top of that list,” said Bonnie Moore, director of Shreveport Community Development.
Construction for the facility costs more than a million dollars.
Construction is already underway.
The kitchen is set to open in March.