The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Running out of formula

That was what I was left with. Four cans of milk and a box of cereal. So we had to go out and buy more milk because WIC doesn’t give you enough milk. You know, when the kids get bigger, they want more milk. Just one can is like two bottles for her and she drinks like four to five bottles a day. It’s just not enough, and it costs five dollars for one can.

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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