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Payoff

 

IMPROVED COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTCOMES

  • Increased access to affordable, high quality, healthy foods + beverages
  • Convenient access that increases consumption of healthy foods
  • Potential for addressing the obesity epidemic and related conditions, like diabetes + heart disease

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Support for existing local store to improve sales, increase capacity + grow its customer base
  • Job creation for local residents
  • New, local shopping opportunities that can capture dollars otherwise being spent outside of the area
  • Support for local farmers who provide fresh, good quality fruits + vegetables directly to the store owner at a lower price

 

COMMUNITY-BUILDING

  • Strengthened community ties through multi-sector collaboration (schools + local government + non-profits + small business)
  • Good will in the community
  • Converted store transformed into a community health resource, a neighborhood asset
  • Youth leadership development