Many of Illinois'
urban communities lack access to fresh produce and other nutritious grocery
goods. In fact, records show that at least 500,000 Illinoisans have limited or
no direct access to local stores. Illinois intends to create a national model
for stimulating local urban economies while improving the health and wellness of
The purpose of the IFFF
is to increase the availability of fresh food in communities and neighborhoods
throughout Illinois. This statewide
public-private partnership is designed to achieve a reduction in the high incidence
of diet-related diseases; bring healthy food to communities which historically
have not had access to fresh products; and to stimulate investment of private
capital in low wealth communities.
This funding is
administered through IFF. For more
information, please contact Robin Broman, Senior Loan Officer at (312) 521-7375,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit on the web at www.iff.org.