The Center for Healthy Food Access

A national collaborative effort supporting healthy food access in underserved urban and rural communities

our work

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Food Trust has launched The Center for Healthy Food Access, a national collaborative effort working to ensure that every child in the United States has access to nutritious, affordable food. Serving as a catalyst to share learning and test groundbreaking ideas, as well as secure the progress that has been made over the past eight years, the Center is focusing on the following efforts:

  • Strengthening federal nutrition programs, including SNAP, WIC and SNAP-Ed.
  • Improving the food and water quality in schools.
  • Creating jobs and economic development by bringing grocery stores and other healthy food businesses to underserved areas.
  • Working with hospitals and healthcare systems to prevent diet-related disease in low-income communities.
  • Partnering with businesses to focus marketing efforts on healthier choices.
  • Expanding SNAP-incentive programs that provide support to make healthier food more affordable for those on food stamps.
  • Promoting the Healthy Food Access Portal so organizations and businesses can share successes with one another.
  • Providing $1 million in grants to more than 15 organizations across the country. For a full list of partners, visit centerforhealthyfoodaccess.org.   

If you would like to stay up-to-date on the latest news about policy developments, funding opportunities, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) and more, sign up for the Center's quarterly newsletter, The Healthy Food Access Times

partners

Through the Center, The Food Trust has partnered with a variety of local, state and national partners, ranging from grassroots nonprofits to business leaders and research universities. 

The Center for Healthy Food Access Partners

contact

For more information about the Center, contact Brian Lang at

get to know our partners

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