November 14, 2011 in Tools
Healthy in a Hurry, Louisville, KY.
These tools are from the Healthy in a Hurry Corner Store initiative, which has provided the infrastructure and expertise for two stores in low-income areas to carry fresh fruits and vegetables. This initiative is coordinated by the YMCA of Greater Louisville in collaboration with the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Center for Health Equity.
November 14, 2011 in Reports
HKHC Case Examples: Healthy Corner Stores. This website has a page of healthy corner store case studies, including discussion of projects in Baldwin Park, CA; Louisville, KY; King County/Seattle, WA; and Watsonville/Pajaro Valley, CA. Each case study includes links to additional information about the healthy corner store project featured.
September 24, 2010 in News
Press Release, September 24, 2010. A second Healthy in a Hurry corner store opened in Louisville, Kentucky in late September, bringing fresh produce into in an underserved area. According to a 2009 survey, more than 6,000 residents live within one mile of the market and 80% of respondents said that they would buy fruits and vegetables at the market if available. A $20,000 grant from the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative helped the store to purchase refrigeration units and to make construction improvements.
January 1, 2009 in Reports
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2009. This report provides short profiles of corner store projects around the country that have successfully expanded the selection of healthier foods: Apache Healthy Stores, Neighborhood Project in Chicago, Hartford Food System Project, Literacy for Environmental Justice, California Food Policy Advocates, Healthy Food Purchase Pilot Program in CA, and the Center for Health Equity in Louisville, KY. It also includes a section on lessons learned at the end.