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Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

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John Weidman
Deputy Director
215.575.0444 x135

Allison Karpyn
Director, Research and Evaluation
215-575-0444 x119

Related Resources

Ver Ploeg M BV, Farrigan T, Hamrick K, Hopkins D, Kaufman P,  Lin B, Nord M, Smith T, Williams R, Kinnison K, Olander C, Singh A, and Tuckermanty E. Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food—Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress: US Dept of Agriculture, Economic Research Service2009 June Contract No.: Administrative Publication No. (AP-036).

Morland, K., A. V. Diez Roux, et al. (2006). "Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study." Am J Prev Med 30(4): 333-339.

Powell, L. M., M. C. Auld, et al. (2007). "Associations between access to food stores and adolescent body mass index." Am J Prev Med 33(4): S301-S307.

Truehaft S, Karpyn A. (2009). Who Has Access to Healthy Food, And Why Does it Matter? A Review of the Research, Policy Link &The Food Trust.


Giang, T et al. (2008). Closing the grocery gap in underserved communities: the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative. J Public Health Management Practice 14(3): 272-279.

The Food Trust (2008). "The Need for More Supermarkets in Chicago."   Retrieved April, 2009, from http://www.thefoodtrust.org/pdf/SupermarketsChicago.pdf.

The Food Trust (2008). "The Need for More Grocery Stores in New York."   Retrieved April, 2009, from http://www.thefoodtrust.org/pdf/SupermarketsNewYork.pdf.

The Reinvestment Fund (2006). “The Economic Impacts of Supermarkets on their Surrounding Communities.” Retrieved November, 2012, from http://www.trfund.com/resource/downloads/policypubs/supermarkets.pdf.

The Food Trust (2004). "Stimulating Supermarket Development: A New Day for Philadelphia."   Retrieved April, 2009, from http://www.thefoodtrust.org/pdf/SupermktReport_F.pdf.