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Healthy Food

There are great challenges to accessing healthy foods in many of New York’s neighborhoods, and vast disparities in diet-related diseases. Building on previous giving to healthy foods through successful initiatives such as the NYC Green Carts, the Illumination Fund made a five-year, $15 million commitment to healthy food initiatives across New York City.

The Healthy Food & Community Change initiative supports novel strategies to increase access, availability, affordability, and knowledge of healthy foods and promote healthy choices, specifically targeting programs in high-need neighborhoods, creating hubs of activities and community engagement. Click here for an infographic to understand more about the initiative, and here for the first annual report highlighting progress to date.

The foundation has dedicated support to a portfolio of grantees, which was based on thorough research on community needs, existing infrastructure, programs and opportunity in New York.

 

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