New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative

Healthy Food Financing
Multi-Funder Partnership

The City of New Orleans' Fresh Food Retailers Initiative (FFRI) program will increase access to fresh foods in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in the City. The program will provide direct financial assistance to retail businesses by awarding forgivable and/or low-interest loans to supermarkets, grocery stores, and other fresh food retailers. The City has provided $7,000,000 in Disaster Community Development Block Grant Funds toward the program, which will be matched by Hope Enterprise Corporation, a CDFI and manager of FFRI. 

Healthy Food Financing Details