Since the program’s launch in 2014, Bridgeway has invested more than $2 million in 25 healthy food projects throughout the region, supporting over $14 million in additional investments. These projects resulted in the development of 12,750 square feet of new healthy food retail in low-access neighborhoods and 13,500 square feet of other community-based food projects.
“Access to fresh fruits and vegetables remains a serious challenge in Pittsburgh’s most underserved neighborhoods” observes Healthy Food Access program manager, Blair Schoenborn.
“The scarcity of affordable, healthy options only deepens the food insecurity families cope with.”
(Bridgeway Capital is a community development financial institution, or CDFI, providing flexible, mission-driven capital to help businesses, nonprofits, and community development projects grow and succeed. For more information, visit: http://www.bridgewaycapital.org)
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