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Green Opportunities Inc.
Located in Asheville, Green Opportunities (GO) is providing support and start-up capital for three food-related social enterprises: an urban agriculture enterprise, a community kitchen, and a grocery store. GO is also converting a closed elementary school into a community center/workforce training center and incubator. The social enterprises will create at least 34 full-time jobs for mostly low-income people along the French Broad River and improve access to fresh, affordable, and nutritious foods. You can find more information here.
Source of money: HFFI CED Program
Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Self-Help Federal Credit Union is using HFFI financing to support its Healthy Foods System Lending Initiative, which will provide essential growth capital to improve the health and quality of life in low-wealth communities, particularly those in North Carolina. You can find more information here.
Source of money: HFFI CDFI-Financial Assistance Program
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