Health Equity

Actual Foods

2011 - $20,000

Fiscal Agent: Food Runners of CT. Actual Food proposes a new supermarket business model to bring healthy, fresh food to low-income neighborhoods. Residents order their food online, and the food is delivered locally for the resident to then pick up. Actual Food will also make use of pedestrian or bicycle-powered delivery for a nominal fee for residents who cannot pick up. Foods are promoted based on their healthfulness, not for ad revenue. The elimination of overhead keeps the cost of these items low and makes it easy for residents to access them. This grant will help fund the pilot of this program in New Haven.