The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

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And the kids know my food stamps got cut off. Because when they came home from school today, they didn’t have their snacks. So they know that I didn’t go to the market. I really didn’t tell them why or anything like that, because I don’t think they understand. But it affected them.

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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