Community Investments

Winter 2010

Community Investments Vol 22, Issue 3
Healthy Food Financing Initiatives: Increasing Access to Fresh Foods in Underserved Markets


The Fresh Food Financing Initiative in Philadelphia serves the financing needs of supermarket operators that plan to operate in underserved communities that may have limited access to affordable, healthy foods. Through successful partnerships, the Fresh Food Financing Initiative is being replicated across the country and the President’s 2011 budget proposal includes over $400 million for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

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