FRESH Starts in New York City

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A Supermarket News provided an update on two initiatives supporting healthy food retail in New York. The article describes the work of the New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund, the statewide $30 million fund financing grocery stores in underserved communities, and FRESH (Food Retail Expansion to Support Health), a similar program focused on New York City. The piece mentions a new Key Food supermarket project in Staten Island that received support from both programs and broke ground in the fall of 2011. John Weidman of The Food Trust, one of the partners in the HFHC Fund, is quoted in the piece noting, “The first year of these programs is often a start-up year, but New York really hit the ground running.”

Source: Supermarket News