Eliminating Food Deserts
Having healthy food retailers in urban and rural areas means residents do not have to travel long distances to buy fresh produce. This eliminates the reliance on convenience stores for groceries, whose food choices are made up of highly processed, high-sugar and high-fat foods.
Building Healthy Communities
It is as simple as this: a person’s zip code can determine his or her life expectancy. Increased ability to choose healthy and affordable foods can help low-income families live healthier lives and improve school performance.
Creating Economic Vitality
Healthy food retailers can enhance the broader economic and social health of their surrounding communities through job creation, tax revenue and support for other retail operations, health centers schools and aging facilities..
Promoting Healthy Food Policy
We advocate for federal, state, and local legislation and produce policy papers on such topics as the Healthy Food Financing Initiative in order to support projects that increase access to healthy and affordable foods in low-income communities.
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Healthy Food Financing
Through our variety of financing options, including the Michigan Good Food Fund, our loans support a range of needs from tradition acquisition and expansion to equipment purchasing to innovative distribution approaches.
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Expanding or launching a retail food enterprise serving low-income communities can be complicated. We supplement our lending efforts by offering a range of business service training to ensure your venture is investment-ready.
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Imperial Fresh Market
When Sam Shina wanted to revamp his neighborhood store to better serve his Detroit neighborhood with healthy, local and affordable offerings he turned to Capital Impact Partners. With $6 million in financing, Sam was able to double the size of his store and create a host of new jobs.
Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
Once an accomplished chef who fed diners across North Central Texas, Kajl now needs help to secure a hot meal. With support from Capital Impact Meals on Wheels was able to double its operations to help Kajl and other eldery residents in the region.
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First Alt Cooperative
First Alternative Cooperative, a community co-op market in Corvallis, Oregon was operating with equipment well past it’s prime. Capital Impact stepped in with $1.6 million in loans to help the operators complete a variety of key infrastructure improvements.
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