Community Loan Fund with Fresno office joins effort to push healthy foods

The Fresno BeeFebruary 5, 2014 

The Northern California Community Loan Fund, which has an office in Fresno, has joined a national initiative to improve access to healthy foods in urban and rural communities.

The program is called The Reinvestment Fund and its first investor is the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. The bank awarded the reinvestment fund $2 million to launch and expand food access efforts.

Together, the loan fund and the initiative will conduct market studies, map out areas to offer healthy food and provide loans to communities needing help to provide healthier food options.

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