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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2014

WEBINAR- Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative: Healthy Food Access, Healthy Communities

Advocacy efforts to improve access to healthy food at the local, state, and federal level have led to the creation of financing programs to support healthy food retail in underserved communities nationwide.

One key effort, Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative, led by the American Heart Association and The Food Trust, is advocating for state-wide policies to promote healthy food financing and...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2014

WEBINAR-Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access

In honor of Food Day 2013, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods. Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a...

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Produced by Portal | PolicyLink, The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund | 2014

Profile: Corbin Hill Food Project

The Corbin Hill Food Project (CHFP) is working to bridge the gap between farm communities growing local produce and city communities that want and need healthy food. By building upon food hub and community supported agriculture (CSA) retail models, CHFP connects family-owned farms upstate to black, Latino, and immigrant residents. In line with the organization’s food justice mission that...

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Produced by Portal | PolicyLink, The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund | 2014

Financing Basics: Working with Community Development Financial Institutions

CDFIs are mission-driven organizations that work in economically distressed communities underserved by conventional financial institutions and capital markets. CDFIs have taken the lead across the country providing financing for healthy food retail and food system development. This webinar will introduce the audience to CDFIs and feature different financial products that CDFIs can use to...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2014

WEBINAR-Engaging Community Partners to Support Healthy Food Retail

Over the past several years, healthy food retail has become an effective strategy for improving the economic health and well-being of communities. Community leaders, businesses, nonprofits, and local government are recognizing the key to a successful operation often hinges on community involvement and participation. The integration of community in planning and development is essential to...
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Produced by Portal | PolicyLink, The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund | 2013

WEBINAR-Knowing the Basics: Food Access 101

A webinar about the basics of healthy food access and the resources available on this portal. Presenters discuss how to make the case for healthy food retail solutions in local communities and innovative solutions.

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Food Access & Economic Impacts: Trends & New Research

Studies have shown that healthy food retail improves the economic health and well-being of communities, and can help to revitalize struggling business districts by supplying local jobs; creating foot traffic; and attracting complementary stores and services like banks, pharmacies, and restaurants. Healthy food retail can also increase or stabilize home values in nearby neighborhoods, generate...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Green City Growers Cooperative

Green City Growers Cooperative (GCGC) is a cooperative urban greenhouse in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. GCGC provides an example of an innovative and employee-owned food production enterprise that is revitalizing Cleveland’s Central neighborhood while providing quality employment opportunities, building community wealth and assets, and promoting healthy food access both in the neighborhood...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Common Market

Common Market is a regional food hub in Philadelphia, PA. Their mission is to strengthen regional farms by connecting farmers to over 150 public and private institutions. This profile includes project highlights and impacts.

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Mariposa Food Co-op

Mariposa Food Co-op operates as a full-service, cooperatively-owned and -operated grocery store in Philadelphia, PA. With more than 1,500 members they are active leaders in the cooperative movement. They currently employ 45 people, making them one of the neighborhood’s largest employers. This profile highlights the Co-op's impact on the local community and the funding and financing behind...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Fare & Square

Fare & Square is the culmination of numerous attempts to attract healthy food retailers to the severely distressed city of Chester, PA. Owned and operated by Philabundance, a nonprofit hunger relief organization, this 16,000-square-foot, nonprofit grocery store offers shoppers convenient access to “good food right around the corner” that has not been available in a grocery store format...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Healthy Neighborhood Store Project

The Healthy Neighborhood Store project (HNS) in Omaha, Nebraska is working to improve access to healthy food for the one-third of Douglas County residents by partnering with small neighborhood stores to improve healthy food offerings and support community health. HNS is working with 10 stores ranging in size from three to 45 employees, and reaching 50,000 low-income Omaha residents. As a...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

Profile: Bottino’s ShopRite Vineland, New Jersey

Bottino's is a family-run independent grocery chain in southern New Jersey. In the market for a new location to replace their small and obsolete Vineland supermarket, they found property located on a blighted commercial corridor which led into Vineland’s historic downtown area. Officials recognized that a new supermarket at this location could catalyze the revitalization of this area of the...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Food Access & Health Impacts: Trends and New Research

Limited retail access to healthy foods affects the dietary patterns and health outcomes of many Americans.  In this webinar, speakers discuss how new research and evaluation practices are helping to generate innovative solutions that stimulate change in local communities.

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-New and Innovative Models from the Field: Alternative Retail Strategies

Across the country, markets are adopting unique and innovative business strategies to provide healthy food to underserved communities. The range and delivery of these alternative models run the gamut from farmers’ markets that incorporate community health clinics to large urban farms serving grocery stores and institutional clients. This webinar details successful strategies and highlights...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-The Grocery Gap: A Training for Grocers

Across the country talented grocers have opened successful stores in once undeserved communities to increase access to healthy food. More opportunities exist nationwide for similar projects that are profitable, sustainable and contribute to the health and economic well-being of neighborhoods. This training reviews the obstacles to grocery retail development in underserved communities and the...

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Produced by Portal | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2013

WEBINAR-Baltimore: A Healthy Food Access Case Study

Officials in cities across the nation are launching their own healthy food policy initiatives designed to bring healthier food options into their communities. Baltimore offers an important example of a city that has successfully implemented an inter-governmental initiative to increase access to healthy and affordable foods in underserved neighborhoods. This webinar offers an in-depth...

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