State and Local
Policy Efforts to Watch: Kansas City Grocery Access Task Force
Co-chaired by KC Healthy Kids and IFF, a community development financial institution, and facilitated by The Food Trust, the Kansas City Grocery Access Task Force met in 2013 to develop practical solutions to support food access in the metropolitan area. The task force was composed of representatives from the grocery industry as well as from the civic, financial, and public-health sectors. The group met over the course of the year and developed nine policy recommendations to improve food access in bi-state Kansas City. Recommendations include the need for local governments to invest in existing financing programs and create new incentives for healthy food retail development.
- Learn more about the policy recommendations generated by the task force: Stimulating Supermarket Development in Bi-State Kansas City: A Report of the Kansas City Grocery Access Task Force.
- Read this article about the need for fresh food financing initiatives in Kansas, Letter of the Week: End food deserts.
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