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Healthy Food Financing

Across the Mid South, small towns and cities have gone without grocery stores for generations and low-income neighborhoods in urban areas are losing grocery stores at an alarming rate. In the midst of the decline in healthy food retail options for residents of these communities, HOPE has provided over $42 million in financing for healthy food retail projects. The 61 HOPE-financed projects have developed more than 179,000 square feet of additional grocery store space, significantly expanding access to healthy food for residents of low-income and underserved communities.

Learn more about HOPE’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

For more information contact:

Gary Williams, Senior Vice President
Economic and Community Development

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Program Summary
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