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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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

Healthy Food Financing in Michigan!

We have great news to kick off 2018! Shortly before the holiday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Schor, to incentivize grocery stores in underserved areas.

January 2, 2018

Dr. Ashley White, We-Collab

November 20, 2017