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

Public Private Partnership Primer

Public-private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) are government initiatives or private business ventures that are funded with dollars from both the public and private sectors. PPPs have been implemented across the country in the form of local, state, and federal financing programs to promote healthy food retail. By helping retailers overcome the high cost related to food retail development, these...

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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 | The Food Trust, The Reinvestment Fund, PolicyLink | 2014

WEBINAR-Growing and Funding Equitable Food Hubs

 Learn how you can develop an equitable food hub in your own community.  This webinar highlights how food hub operations are creating a more equitable and inclusive food system and discuss lessons learned and strategies for success.

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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: 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: 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: 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

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

WEBINAR-Financing Healthy Food Retail 2.0: Tools and Resources for Effective Program Implementation

Across the country healthy food financing initiatives and programs are helping to increase access to nutritious foods for millions of Americans. Terms such as "food desert" and "underserved" have become commonplace, yet clear definitions can be elusive and vary by state and program. Other challenges include building a robust pipeline of applicants and marketing the program effectively, as well...

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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

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-Healthy Food Financing: From Advocacy to Implementation

Across the country local stakeholders are adopting methods and strategies to improve access to healthy foods by advocating for policy change. This webinar uses The Food Trust’s recently published Healthy Food Financing Handbook: From Advocacy to Implementation to discuss how these efforts have led to the creation of healthy food financing initiatives at the city, state and federal...

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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-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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WEBINAR-New Markets Tax Credit - An Important Financing Tool for Healthy Food Retail

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program incentivizes private investment in low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called Community Development Entities (CDEs). The NMTC program has a proven track record in expanding...

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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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