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 News: Harris County, Texas Green Lights Healthy Food Financing Initiative Program!

Harris County, the most populous county in Texas and home to the Lone Star State’s largest city, Houston, recently passed a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) program.

December 11, 2019

Breaking News: Access to Healthy Food in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed SB 1065 into law, which includes $500,000 for the state’s Healthy Food Financing Incentives (HFFI) program.

May 29, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton, American Heart Association launch $1.6 million campaign to support Native nutrition, health advocacy

New Policy Innovation Fund will provide grants and technical assistance for Native-led policy work in support of improved dietary health.

 

March 3, 2019