Healthy Foods Financing Initiative

Have a business idea to help an area in need of healthy, fresh food access? This loan is for you.

Healthy foods Initiative

Lack of access to healthy, fresh food is a real problem for many Coloradans. Our Healthy Foods Financing Initiative (HFFI) helps to eliminate the gap.

The USDA estimates about 53.6 million people, or 17.4% of the population in the U.S., live in areas considered low-income and low-access, meaning the nearest supermarket is more than a half mile away in urban areas or 10 miles away in rural areas. When barriers exist to accessing healthy, fresh food, this can negatively affect diet and food security. 
The HFFI program seeks to finance grocery stores and other businesses that deliver fresh, nutritious, and affordable food options to food deserts which also helps to foster a vibrant local food economy in Colorado. Increasing access to nutritious food in communities can reduce the rate of chronic disease and improve the overall health of Coloradans.
Thanks to our partnership with CDFI Fund, we can offer small business loans plus resource tools 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.  

Loan Details

Loans: $10K up to $1M
Terms: Up to 10 years
Rate: Fixed
Flexible Underwriting + Collateral Coverage Flexible
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No More Hunger!

GoFarm strengthens the local food system with the roll out of a healthy mobile market

Founder, Eileen O'Rourke spent time researching to discover that local food systems held gaps in many communities and wanted to find a way to work together and make this project a priority.

In 2021, GoFarm supported 67 local, sustainable farms and helped 12 beginning farmers start their own farm making made food more accessible for 1,659 households and sourced $8,956 worth of locally-grown food to 3 food pantries!

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Thanks to Our Collaboration Partner Who Helped Make This Possible