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Getting to Grocery

Tools for attracting healthy food retail to underserved neighborhoods

Food & Beverages

Bringing a grocery store into an underserved neighborhood not only makes fresh produce and other healthy food more accessible, it can provide living-wage jobs, raise the value of surrounding property, and anchor and attract additional businesses to the neighborhood.

Many public, private, and nonprofit organizations support projects—like grocery store development—that help build a healthy economy. But these resources are often scattered across city departments and other organizations, and most were created for purposes other than grocery store attraction. It takes creativity and ingenuity to bring these resources together to successfully bring a grocery store into a neighborhood.

ChangeLab Solutions developed Getting to Grocery to help advocates and public health agencies coordinate and leverage the tools available through local government and other organizations to bring grocery stores into low-income communities.