The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

We were all getting in line early.  Sometimes it's best to get there 3 or 4 hours early.  If you are at the end of the line, that means that you probably won't get as much.  Some places don't have enough. More and more people are coming out, and the lines are getting longer. 

Access to Fresh, Healthy Food

For millions of Americans living in depressed urban and rural areas, access to supermarkets – along with the fresh food that they sell – is extremely limited.  In many cases, families must choose between traveling several miles to do their food shopping or settling for the poor selection and quality of the food at local corner stores. 

Pennsylvania has been a national leader in overcoming the challenges of food access, with initiatives like the Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) and Get Healthy Philly leading the way.

Current Issue

President Obama has proposed expanding FFFI to the rest of the nation in the 2011 federal budget with $345 million for a Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

 

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