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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Breaking down barriers to better Native American nutrition

Native leaders and advocates converged on Minneapolis for the first-ever Fertile Ground Leadership Institute.

June 21, 2018

UPDATE: Another $1M for the MA Food Trust & More Funding for the Healthy Incentives Program!

Governor Baker released his FY19 Capital Investment Plan with $1 million included for the program!

June 1, 2018

Improving the Health of the Nation’s Native American and Alaska Native populations

The release of the Seeds of Native Health Semi-Annual Report by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reminds us again of the significant challenges to the health and well-being of Native peoples.  Arguably, no set of domestic policies implemented by the United States since the nation’s founding has had a greater detrimental impact on the health of a population of people than this nation’s Indian policies.

April 23, 2018