FINI Grant Program: 2015 Grocery & Corner Store Report

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. The results are based on data publicly available on the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) website and information provided by the grantees. First-year results are very promising. Incentive dollars made produce more affordable for tens of thousands of low-income SNAP households and they responded enthusiastically. With just several months of active programs in 2015, all the indications are that produce incentives are an effective way to support healthy diets for SNAP households and increase sales for participating grocers.

Author: Kate Fitzgerald