Deep South Healthy Food Initiative
The Deep South Healthy Food Initiative (DSHFI) is a public–private partnership that provides affordable financing to food retailers to expand access to fresh food in underserved communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and West Tennessee. By providing financing for working capital, equipment, and real estate, the program will enable vendors to open, renovate or expand retail outlets that sell fruits and vegetables. DSHFI will also create quality employment opportunities and promote community revitalization.
The program is administered by Hope Enterprise Corporation in partnership with The Food Trust (TFT).