Lack of access to healthy foods is a real problem for many Coloradans. Our Healthy Foods Loan Program helps to eliminate the gap.
According to Feeding Colorado
, hunger exists in every corner of Colorado, and it affects people from all walks of life. They estimate that food insecurity in Colorado has increased by nearly 20% due to the pandemic.
That means 1 in 8 people—almost 700,000 of our neighbors, including nearly 185,000 children—are unable to access the food they need, an increase from 1 in 10 in 2019. This program helps ensure Colorado communities have access to fresh, nutritious, affordable food, and to foster a vibrant local food economy.
Thanks to our partnerships, we are able to offer specific funding plus tools specific for healthy food businesses such as: retail grocery providers, carts, co-ops, farmer markets, trucks, delivery services, food production companies & distributors, urban & rural agricultural projects, and more.