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Impact Story February 8, 2024

Building a Cooperative Food Market in North Flint, Michigan

 
 
News January 24, 2024

Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access Analysis Informs Expanding Access to Affordable, Healthy Food for Georgian Families

 
 

Limited Supermarket Access Analysis

 
 
Impact Story November 22, 2023

Closing the Opportunity Gap: Everytable’s Social Equity Franchise Fund

 
 
News November 20, 2023

Reinvestment Fund’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative is Expanding Food Access in the Southeast

 
 
News October 11, 2023

Reinvestment Fund and Philadelphia Health Department Announce $500,000 in Funding for Food Justice

 
 
News August 1, 2023

USDA Expands Healthy Food Financing Initiative to Local and Regional Partnerships

 
 

A New Food Retailer, People’s Harvest Community Grocery Store, to Expand Healthy Food Access in North County 

 
 
News April 13, 2023

Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative Funding Round is Now Open

 
 
News March 21, 2023

Reinvestment Fund Looks to Sustain Enhanced Access to Healthy Food Through New Legislation

 
 
News October 18, 2022

The Food Lenders Network (FLN)

 
 

Buche Foods: Making Healthy Food More Accessible in South Dakota

 
 

Coming Together in Times of Crisis: Two Chefs Launch West Philly Bunnyhop to Fill a Critical Need

 
 
News June 9, 2022

Reinvestment Fund Awards $22.6 Million to Improve Healthy Food Access

 
 
News June 1, 2022

USDA Increases Investment in Farm Bill’s Healthy Food Financing

 
 

Café BGs pivoting to expand its mission

Café BG’s provides high-quality meals using healthy, fresh ingredients to local daycares, school facilities, and shelters that serve Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals.

 
 
News January 27, 2022

Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative Announces New Grant Awards

 
 

Hunger Free New Jersey

 
 

Peekaboo Childcare

 
 

Mid-South Food Bank

 
 

Shoppes at Wissinoming

 
 

Brown’s Fresh Grocer at Monument

 
 

Robért’s Fresh Market

 
 

BrightFarms

 
 

Albany Shopping Plaza and Bravo Supermarket

 
 

Emory and Henry School of Health Sciences

 
 

Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket

 
 

National Healthy Food Financing Initiative

 
 

Mariposa Food Co-op

 
 
Impact Story November 3, 2021

ShopRite at Springfield Ave

 
 
Impact Story November 3, 2021

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

 
 

Atlanta Community Food Bank

 
 

Rural Food Access Investment Area Analysis

Across the country, 17.3 million rural U.S. residents lack equitable access to supermarkets. Reinvestment Fund’s new Rural Food Access Investment Area (RFAIA) analysis, uses 2012-2106 Census data to determine 11.3 million underserved rural residents live in areas that could support new or expanded food retail options. Despite the need for improved access to fresh and healthy foods in rural areas, many analyses of food access—and many investments to improve food access—have focused on urban areas.

 
 
News April 13, 2020

Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative Announces New Grant Awards

 
 

New Store Brings Food and Hope 

 
 

Love Ministries

 
 

Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus

 
 

Lakewood

 
 

2018 Update of the Limited Supermarket Access Analysis

Despite gains over the past decade, limited access to healthy food continues to affect urban and rural communities across the United States. Financing the construction of new supermarkets and the expansion of existing stores is one of the primary strategies to increase access to sources of healthy food in underserved communities. Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis is a tool to help investors and policymakers identify areas across the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia that have both inadequate and inequitable access to healthy food and sufficient market demand for new or expanded food retail operations.

 
 
News May 13, 2017

Food for Thought: Changing Supermarket Access in Your Cities

Since 2014, Reinvestment Fund has been working with cities and organizations around the country to accelerate the creation of new healthy food options in underserved communities. This partnership, called ReFresh (https://www.reinvestment.com/initiatives/refresh/), has led to the creation of new data tools and market reports designed to help communities target healthy food investments.

 
 

Growing a Healthy Food Financing Program: ReFresh and Colorado Enterprise Fund

The goal of Reinvestment Fund’s ReFresh initiative is to increase the capacity of the community development financial institution (CDFI) industry to fund healthy food projects by creating tools and resources, offering technical assistance, and helping peer organizations learn together. ReFresh has been an important partner as Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has grown its portfolio of healthy food lending. In 2016, Reinvestment Fund and CEF collaborated to take a closer look at some of the ways that ReFresh has helped CEF grow its food lending capacity.

 
 

A Prospective Study of the Spatial and Economic Connections within New England’s Meat Industry

In 2016, Reinvestment Fund conducted the Supply Chain Matrix (SCM) analysis for the red meat industry in New England. Reinvestment Fund originally developed the Supply Chain Matrix (SCM) in 2013 to better understand the food production system and identify opportunities at multiple stages in the food supply chain to promote access to healthy, sustainable food.

 
 

Feeding the Line, Or Ending the Line? Innovations among Food Banks in the United States

Across the country, food banks are looking at their mission through a number of new lenses: health, education and technical assistance, farming, economic and workforce development, business enterprise, and community empowerment and advocacy. Feeding the Line, Or Ending the Line? Innovations among Food Banks in the United States, a new report by Reinvestment Fund and Bank of America looks at how food banks are adopting a variety of approaches within each of these categories to feed the hungry and permanently end food insecurity.

 
 

Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center

 
 

2014 Analysis of Limited Supermarket Access

A summary overview of Reinvestment Fund’s 2014 analysis of Limited Supermarket Access (LSA). The analysis offers a look at the national landscape of access to healthy food as of 2014 and changes in the underserved population since 2005. The analysis is part of Reinvestment Fund’s extensive efforts to address the inadequate and inequitable access to healthy foods in communities across the country.

 
 

Food Access Market Analysis for Maryland

In Maryland, limited access to nutritious food is a statewide issue that affects both urban neighborhoods and rural communities. In low- and moderate-income communities in particular, the absence of supermarkets results in limited access to healthy food options. The following are results from a study by The Reinvestment Fund aimed at understanding the inequity of access in Maryland and providing a framework for the State as it works to address the issue.

 
 

Approaches to Healthy Shopping and Eating: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Strategies

This report examines programs that aim to influence individual food choices, provides context to understand the related issues and presents a summary of evidence-based strategies that encourage healthy shopping and eating habits in populations for whom the issue of access has been resolved. Through a review of the relevant literature this document summarizes research findings, offers recommendations for further research—with particular focus on intervention strategies within the personal food environment—and highlights programs that, based on the literature, we think have promise. This research was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation under its Civic Sites initiative.

 
 

The Supply Chain Matrix: A Prospective Study of the Spatial and Economic Connections within the Region’s Meat Industry

This report seeks to identify new areas for lending and technical assistance that would have a direct impact on how a local industry sources its products. More specifically, this report provides tables and graphic illustrations of the potential geographic and economic flow of meat products, as they move through the supply chain. The model does not represent the actual flow of products through the supply chain, but rather identifies economic relationships that would minimize the distance that meat travels from farms to processors (at multiple stages) before it is distributed to wholesale and retail outlets.