Every neighborhood in Houston should have access to a place where people can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, dairy and whole grain products. Houston ranks among the largest cities in the country to have fewer grocery stores per capita. The reality of this disparity means that's neighborhoods that have low access to nutritious food often struggle with high rates of unemployment and diet-related chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
We can do something about this.
Healthy food financing programs are a proven model to address the need for better healthy food access by incentivizing local grocers to open, expand, and improve grocery stores and corner stores. New retailers also bring increased economic activity and more jobs to the neighborhoods that need healthy food and jobs the most. Right now, we're working with Houston area elected officials to develop a program that will bring more food retail options to your community.
We need YOUR helpAdd your name to this petition to your local elected officials to let them know you support efforts to improve healthy food retail right here at home.