Healthy Food

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Access to nutritious, fresh and affordable food is vital to improving the health and life outcomes of low income children and adults. Families that are able to shop locally at fresh food markets make more nutritious food choices and maintain better health. This helps people stay more engaged and productive at work and in school, and helps counter diet-related health problems. LIIF’s healthy food program provides financing to develop and expand fresh food outlets in underserved communities. Through its program, LIIF increases access to wholesome food choices, promotes healthier lives and creates more job opportunities for local residents.


Millions of people in low income communities lack access to stores selling nutritious, healthy food. LIIF provides financing to build or expand healthy food outlets to underserved communities.
Community Capital for Healthy Food


As the lead administrator for the New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities Fund, LIIF supports healthy food market operators across the state.
Examples of Healthy Food Projects


LIIF supports local, state and federal policies, such as the national Healthy Foods Financing Initiative, that support food access for low income communities.
More about Our Healthy Food Policy Work