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New Fund Focuses on Growing Michigan’s Food Access

A new public-private partnership loan and grant fund has been created to address the lack of healthy food access in rural and urban communities. The Michigan Good Food Fund will support food entrepreneurs across the state.

The Fund, launched on June 10, 2015, addresses the significant need for healthy food access in rural and urban communities alike, specifically for residents who live in lower-income communities with limited healthy food access.

Created by a coalition of food sector, nonprofit, higher education, government and philanthropic partners, the fund provides financial capital and business assistance to businesses that grow, distribute and sell fresh and healthy food that reach low-income populations. This effort will increase access to healthy food, improve the health of all Michigan residents and drive economic development and job creation. Read more

Posted from MPCA.net