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Community Food Access and Affordability

Access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food is both a basic human right and the cornerstone of health and wellness for individuals and communities.

Yet one in five Philadelphians live in high-poverty areas with low to no walkable access to healthy food. In many communities, it is easier to find a bag of chips and a soda from a corner store than it is to find a fresh apple or low-fat milk.

We are committed to solutions that enhance healthy food access, including healthy food retail. Our community-based initiatives include:


We also measure walkable access to healthy food to guide our work, and work with government and institutional partners to provide healthy food in youth programming, health care settings, and city-funded food service.


Resources
Eating Healthy on a Budget

Healthy Corner Stores

Farmers’ Markets

Healthy Chinese Takeout

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For more information, visit Food Fit Philly or call 311.