Bridgeway Capital provides funding to help stores expand healthy food options. Its Healthy Food Access program also supports initiatives that address Pittsburgh’s food equity issues. The program offers resources and expertise to launch and grow food enterprises that support healthier communities.

“Helping low-income areas with healthy food access makes sense for Bridgeway. We support vital small businesses, like corner stores, and help them to better serve their communities.”
Bridgeway President and CEO Mark Peterson
Bridgeway President and CEO Mark Peterson stated that “helping low-income areas with healthy food access makes sense for Bridgeway. We support vital small businesses, like corner stores, and help them to better serve their communities.”

Flexible loans, micro-grants, and business education opportunities are available for food entrepreneurs to:

•Expand inventory to include healthy foods

•Renovate layout to sell healthy foods

•Upgrade equipment to stock and monitor healthy food inventory

•Upgrade displays to promote healthy foods

•Learn to manage and market healthy foods

•Launch your new healthy food business or access to nutrition services

•Purchase or build a new healthy foods retail center or market

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