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Healthy food financing initiatives: Increasing access to fresh foods in underserved markets

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  • Matthew Soursourian

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The Fresh Food Financing Initiative in Philadelphia serves the financing needs of supermarket operators that plan to operate in underserved communities that may have limited access to affordable, healthy foods. Through successful partnerships, the Fresh Food Financing Initiative is being replicated across the country and the President’s 2011 budget proposal includes over $400 million for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

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  • Matthew Soursourian, 2010. "Healthy food financing initiatives: Increasing access to fresh foods in underserved markets," Community Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue Fall, pages 19-20,41.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfci:y:2010:i:fall:p:19-2041:n:v.22,no.3
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