Task Force Recommends Healthy Food Financing Policies in Ohio


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Financial incentives to get healthier food into underserved areas are becoming more popular, even the federal government has recognized their effectiveness.

After conducting a study on healthy food access, The Ohio Healthy Food Financing Task Force has announced policy recommendations urging local and state policymakers to take steps to remove barriers that keep healthy food retailers from operating in places where they are needed most.

“We call upon Ohio’s local and state government leaders to create a culture of support for healthy food retail development in underserved communities by providing seed funding for a statewide healthy food financing fund similar to the successful Pennsylvania model,” said James R. Klein, CEO of Finance Fund Capital Corporation, a statewide nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), said in a press release.

Read the specifics of the task force’s policy recommendations.

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