But national leaders looking to reverse this trend have their eyes trained on one innovative model – the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative. Since its 2004 launch, this public-private partnership has opened or expanded more than 75 fresh-food stores and farmers markets and created or saved 4,000 jobs in underserved communities. The White House and Congress have expressed serious interest in bringing this model to the national level.
Please join us at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific) this Friday, November 20, for a one-hour webinar “An Apple a Day: Innovative Strategies for Bringing Healthy Food to All Communities”– a look at what other communities can learn from the Pennsylvania effort and how advocates can help bring this model to national scale.
Friday's speakers will be:
- Judith Bell, President, PolicyLink
- Patricia Smith, Director of Special Initiatives, The Reinvestment Fund
- Tracey Giang, Program Manager, The Food Trust
For questions or comments, please contact DemandEquityNow@policylink.org.