Dig into our Q2 2023 impact report for a letter from our team, an overview of Fair Food Fund's portfolio, and an investment spotlight on metro Detroit's Egg Roll Diva.
Fair Food Network 2022 Impact Report
2022 was a transformative time for our organization. Kate Krauss prepared to step in as CEO, we focused on deepening our partnerships with stakeholders in Michigan and beyond, explored new approaches to evaluating our impact, and set the stage for advocacy in the 2023 Farm Bill.
Dig into our Q1 2023 impact report for a letter from our team, an overview of Fair Food Fund's portfolio, and an investment spotlight on The Chef's Special in Flint, Mich.
Dig deeper into 2022 results from our Michigan Double Up program in this overview.
In addition to learning about two exciting new investments in Superfrau and Simply Spanish, dig into this report to meet Aaron Jackson, the new director of Michigan Food Fund, and learn more about Kate Krauss, our CEO.
Learn about four investments we made this quarter and dig into a new report about shifting from a capital- to community-first mindset in impact investing.
Dig deeper into 2021 results from our Michigan Double Up program in this overview.
In this report, we explore the difference between capital-first and community-first impact investing and see this approach in action through two place-based impact investing collectives, Michigan Good Food Fund and Camden Food Fund.
Dig into our Q2 2022 Fair Food Fund Impact Report to learn about four new investments in promising food businesses that are making positive change: Farmacy Foods, Soldadera Coffee, 88 Acres, and Seal the Seasons.
Dig into our 2021 interactive Fair Food Fund Impact Report to read stories of our place-based work across the country, highlights from our business assistance support, and our vision for the next chapter of work and impact.
Dig into our Q1 2022 Fair Food Fund Impact Report to see how we are working with a new Stakeholder Board for the Michigan Good Food Fund and investments in stores like Argus Farm Stop that help small, local farms succeed while improving healthy food access in the community.
In 2021, more people used Double Up Food Bucks than ever before. See how Double Up programs in 30 states stepped up to bring affordable fruits and vegetables within reach of every family while generating $56+ million in SNAP and Double Up dollars supporting local farmers and grocers.
Dig into a new study that models the economic return of SNAP incentives as they scale.
With a produce-first focus and a commitment to low prices, Daily Table is on a mission to make healthy food affordable for families across Massachusetts and beyond. We were thrilled to expand our partnership with Daily Table, which launched Double Up Food Bucks in 2018, to now include financing through the Fair Food Fund
We teamed up with Nourish Colorado to explore the impact of Denver's explosive growth & gentrification on neighborhood grocers and identify policy & partnership solutions to help these grocers retool and adapt.
Dig into our Q4 2021 Fair Food Fund Impact Report to see how we are investing in community-rooted grocery stores like Daily Table and Supermercado Mexico to be engines of healthy food access, job creation, and local economic development.
Black Farmer Fund is a new community-governed investment fund exclusively devoted to Black farmers and food businesses. Learn about the incredible farmers, collectives, and herbalists it is investing in for its pilot phase, which we've been honored to support, as well as its work practicing collective decision-making with a community-led investment committee.
Download the Fair Food Fund overview to learn how we’re growing healthier, wealthier, more equitable communities.
See how we teamed up with Michigan Good Food Fund partner Detroit Development Fund to de-risk this investment and help Detroit Soul's business grow.
Dig into our latest story from the field to see how Pastor Reginald Flynn’s tenacity and grit brought this store to life, to not only feed the people of Flint, but to serve as a blueprint for food sovereignty across the country.
Dig into this quarterly report to hear about the reimagined healthy food financing helping bring a community-owned grocery store to Flint, learn about our Collateral Initiative investment in Detroit Soul in partnership with Michigan Good Food Fund lender Detroit Development Fund, and more.
Dig into this quarterly report to learn about our partnership with Black Farmer Fund, a new Collateral Initiative investment in Boston Public Market in partnership with CEI of Maine, and more.
Dig into our 2020 interactive Fair Food Fund Impact Report to see how our food financing work continued to meet entrepreneurs where they are with holistic, integrated support as the COVID crisis exploded.
Download this one-page overview to dig into Double Up's growth plus the benefits it is generating nationwide.
See how Double Up programs in 29 states from coast to coast stepped up to bring affordable fruits and vegetables within reach of every family while generating $30+ million in SNAP and Double Up dollars supporting local farmers and grocers.
Dig deeper into 2020 results from our Michigan Double Up program in this overview.
In this quarterly report, we're excited to announce a new investment in Forty Acres Soul Kitchen, the only full-service, sit-down, 100% African American-owned restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and share spotlights from other businesses in our portfolio — Radicle Farms, DAH!, and Pemaquid Mussel Farms.
This past quarter has seen the translation of our vision into on-the-ground impact with two new investments supporting women-led food businesses in Detroit and Maine.
2019 was an important transition year for the Fair Food Fund. Take a look at our 2019 Fair Food Fund Annual Report.
Dig deeper into Double Up's nationwide impact through this one-page overview.
Dig deeper into the impact Double Up programs are having on community health and wealth nationwide.
Dig deeper into 2019 results from our Michigan Double Up program in this one-page overview.
As an organization dedicated to health and wealth equity, the COVID-19 pandemic has put Fair Food Network’s impact investing work in greater relief than ever.
Learn how rural grocers are taking on local sourcing in a new case study from our work in New Hampshire.
When we launched Fair Food Fund as our impact investing arm, we could not imagine the field transformation that would parallel our growth.
Facilitators and Barriers to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Incentive Use: Findings From a Clinic Intervention for Low-Income Patients
Low-income patients who received an informational intervention about Double Up Food Bucks reported numerous benefits from participation. Yet barriers remained for a subset of patients.
Dig deeper into Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) in this recently updated two-page overview.
Dig deeper into 2018 results from our Michigan Double Up program in this one-page overview.
See how the Double Up grocery program has grown in this one-page Grocery Program Overview.
Dig deeper into Double Up's nationwide impact through this one-page overview.
See how SNAP combined with incentives like Double Up can be a game changer for our food system.
Dig into the history of produce incentive programs and see how these initiatives are a win-win-win for families, farmers, and communities.
SNAP incentives are making a difference for American farmers. See how in NEW video.
“Doubling Up” on Produce at Detroit Farmers Markets: Patterns and Correlates of Use of a Healthy Food Incentive
American Journal of Preventative Medicine
The FAPC, funded through the national Convergence Partnership, works closely with local partners to advance healthy food production, supply chains, and consumer access and equity priorities.
Our investments in good food are getting great results. Take a look at our 2016 Fair Food Fund Annual Report.
Fair Food Network provided a testimony at the second public hearing on the 2018 farm bill, spotlighting the power of healthy food incentives. Watch a full video here.
We sat down with some of the families, farmers, market managers, store owners, and others that make Double Up Food Bucks a success in Michigan and now in communities across America. Hear their stories in this series: Voices of Double Up in America.
Watch this short video on how Fair Food Network's Fair Food Fund is supporting good food entrepreneurs throughout the Northeast.
This report summarizes the first year results of the medium- and large-scale Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program (FINI) funded projects conducted in grocery stores and other non-direct retail in 2015.
Download the Fair Food Network brochure and learn how we’re pioneering solutions for families, farmers, and local economies.
Download the Fair Food Fund brochure to learn how we’re growing the good food economy.