Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods With Healthy Food Options

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In a recent op-ed on The Huffington Post, Karen Karp, President of Karp Resources, highlights the need to confront the already-strained supply of healthy food that was further depleted by Hurricane Sandy.

Calling for longer-term investments that support infrastructure for increased healthy food options, Ms. Karp cites promising programs, such as LIIF’s New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund, that are facilitating the development of healthy food markets in underserved communities throughout New York. Numerous healthy food initiatives, including the New York HFHC Fund, invest in healthy food markets in distressed neighborhoods to improve the health of local residents, reduce health disparities and create and retain jobs.

Since Hurricane Sandy hit, LIIF has committed funds to support small businesses, such as food markets, and nonprofits that are serving the areas most affected by the storm, including the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island.

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Source: The Huffington Post