40 million Americans still live without easy access to fresh and healthy food options.

America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative improves access to healthy food and expand economic opportunity in underserved areas.

America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) aims to build a more equitable food system that supports the health and economic vibrancy of all Americans.

HFFI provides grants, loans, and technical assistance to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas, create and preserve quality jobs, and revitalize low-income communities.  HFFI supports the capacity of local and regional Healthy Food Financing Partnerships, and provides financial and technical assistance to eligible healthy food retailers and food enterprises to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers entry in  areas with inequitable access.


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A New Food Retailer, People’s Harvest Community Grocery Store, to Expand Healthy Food Access in North County

Erica Williams founded A Red Circle, a North St. Louis County, Missouri-based nonprofit, in 2017. A Red Circle promotes community betterment in North County through a racial equity lens. In 2022, the organization was awarded a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) grant to support the development of its first grocery store project—a community-owned grocery store named People’s Harvest, which will include access to affordable groceries, cold storage space for Black farmers, a community learning space, and more.

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