Healthy Foods Initiative

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

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Healthy foods Initiative

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.  

Loan Details

Loans: $1,000 up to $1,000,000
Terms: Up to 7 years
Rates: Fixed 3-6%
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 Partners Who Helped Make This Possible