The Food Trust’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative Case Study: Christian Food Market, Philadelphia PA

Overview

Christian Food Market, located in south Philadelphia, is a community hub where many residents go to buy their groceries.In April of 2011 the store upgraded to offer healthier foods including adding a single door refrigerator and a produce rack and baskets, which allowed the store to greatly increase its inventory of fresh produce and low-fat dairy products. This case study looks at improvements to the store.

Building Successful Food Hubs in Illinois

Overview

A resource for communities, businesses, not-for-profits, and others interested in establishing food hubs. This guide includes descriptions of key functions, best practices, and “how-to” strategies for food hub establishment and operation that are based on successful models operating in other regions that have been specifically adapted for application in Illinois.

Promising Strategies to Improve Access to Fresh, Healthy Food and Transform Communities

Overview

This PolicyLink report lifts up emerging solutions that can improve health, spark economic development, and help transform underserved communities into communities of opportunity.

New Markets Tax Credits And Urban Supermarkets

Overview

A detailed guide to New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) transactions to finance urban supermarkets. The guide describes the power as well as limitations of NMTC financing and provides in-depth case studies as examples.

Equitable Development Toolkit - Farmers Markets

Overview

This tool details the challenges associated with starting and sustaining farmers’ markets in low-income communities of color, as well as some of the successful strategies that have been used to overcome those challenges. It shares possible funding sources both for starting and running farmers’ markets, and it looks at policy considerations for farmers’ markets operating in these communities.

Grocery Store Attraction Strategies

Overview

This report provides nuts and bolts resources to help communities organize a coordinated strategy for grocery store attraction. Throughout the document available resources are provided that can be used to attract new grocery stores to underserved communities.