Healthy Food Markets
Access to nutritious, fresh and affordable food is critical to the health of low income families. LIIF supports healthy food market operators in underserved cities and neighborhoods to increase access to healthy food choices while also increasing economic opportunities.
Featured Projects by State
LIIF’s loan utilized funds from the national Healthy Food Financing Initiative to help transform a 65,000-square-foot abandoned supermarket in New Orleans into an integrated healthy food hub.
Nojaim Brothers Supermarket
The New York HFHC Fund provided financing to the owner of Nojaim Brothers Supermarket in Syracuse, New York to renovate and expand a supermarket and partner with local health organizations to provide healthy food access and health services.
Triangle Plaza Hub
Triangle Plaza Hub is a 86,000-square-foot mixed-use, transit-oriented facility anchored by a full-service supermarket and accredited college. Generating over 180 permanent jobs, the new two-story facility will include retail and office space and a small public plaza.
As part of its Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, LIIF provided financing to the owners of Food Dynasty from its allocation of Healthy Food Financing Initiative funds.
Key Food Market
The owners of Key Food Market are using an HFHC Fund loan to open a new supermarket in Staten Island, which will create 33 new jobs in three years.
Financing from the New York HFHC Fund will enable the owners of MyTown Marketplace to reopen and improve the only grocery store serving the village of Highland Falls and nearby Fort Montgomery in New York’s Mid-Hudson region.
Buffalo Grown Mobile Market
Buffalo Grown Mobile Market delivers organic, locally-grown, affordable produce to Buffalo’s low-income, food insecure neighborhoods. The HFHC Fund’s support is helping the mobile market purchase a new vehicle, so it can continue its local drop-off route.
The New York HFHC Fund provided financing to the owner of Foodtown in Mount Vernon, New York to renovate and expand a supermarket that serves a diverse, densely populated, low income neighborhood.
Moisha’s Discount Supermarket
Moisha’s Discount Supermarket, a full-service supermarket located in a low-income, underserved neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn, will be able to complete their perishable department upgrades with support from the HFHC Fund.
Red Creek, a low-income, rural community in upstate New York, had no full-service grocery store before Ms. Palmer and Ms. Sellman opened A&D Market.
The Plaza at Chelten
The Plaza at Chelten is a transit-oriented, 50,000-square-foot retail and healthy food center in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.