All people living in neighborhoods across America deserve to have access to the kinds of foods needed for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. But nearly 30 million people in America don’t have stores that offer healthy foods in their neighborhood. These same communities often struggle with high rates of unemployment and diet-related chronic diseases.

Healthy Food Financing programs can help solve this problem by providing the necessary support to local grocers to open, expand, and improve grocery and corner stores in underserved areas. Improving access to healthy food through healthy food financing brings a triple benefit to communities: revitalized economy, job creation, and better health.

Let’s work together to make sure that What’s in Store™ for our neighborhoods, and especially our children, is access to the foods we all need to grow up strong and stay healthy.

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North Carolina General Assembly Again Funds Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The North Carolina General Assembly has included $250,000 in continued funding for the statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative in this year’s final state budget, bringing the total state investment to $500,000.

June 28, 2017

Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health Final Report

The Fertile Ground II final report is designed to create a strategic framework and roadmap for Native-led change to improve nutrition and Native American health.

September 28, 2016

Healthy food movement gaining steam with food trust funding

For millions of Americans, geography might be the biggest barrier to a healthy diet.

American Heart Association News

September 17, 2016