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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New funding opportunities for nutrition policy in Native American communities

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.

November 14, 2017

Governor Baker Signs Budget – Massachusetts Food Trust is Funded!

Governor Baker has signed the FY18 State Operating Budget, which includes $100,000 to support the operating costs of implementing the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

August 7, 2017

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

More than 1.8 million Alabamians, including nearly half-a-million children, live in areas with limited access to grocers and other fresh food retailers. But that is changing with recent progress in funding the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Program!

July 12, 2017