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In February 2015, legislation was introduced in the Texas House and Senate that would create a Texas Grocery Access Investment program. This investment would bring grocery stores to communities where it is difficult to buy fresh and healthy food, help families be healthier and fight obesity, and ultimately drive down the costs associated with unhealthy living. Supporters say the legislation would support business and create jobs.

The Texas Grocery Access Investment Fund is a grant and loan program to bring new grocery stores to underserved communities, as well as support renovation and expansion of existing stores to ensure access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, poultry and seafood products. The program would run out of the Texas Department of Agriculture and would allocate $10 million for the 2016-17 biennium to be used to improve the health of Texans all over the state.

Read more about The Texas Grocery Access Investment Fund. 

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