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Policy Efforts to Watch: Kansas City Grocery Access Task Force

Facilitated by The Food Trust and co-chaired by KC Healthy Kids and IFF, a community development financial institution, 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.


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