Please join the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) and the Community Development Partnership for an information session about the Massachusetts Food Trust Program on Tuesday, December 4.

Healthy food advocates, legislators, state agencies, and business leaders will join together in the Greg Turner Room at the Eastham Library to hold an information session for Cape Cod businesses and organizations to announce the Massachusetts Food Trust Program and the launch of an innovative healthy food financing program.

The session will provide information on available financing tools and resources to launch and expand businesses, create jobs, increase economic opportunities, and stimulate the local economy.

The mission of the MA Food Trust Program is to increase access to healthy, affordable food in low-income urban, suburban, and rural communities with an emphasis on entrepreneurs producing, promoting, and selling healthy food grown, caught, or harvested in Massachusetts.   Established by the legislature in 2014, up to $6 million in capital funding was authorized for the program in 2016.  The Baker Administration seeded the program with $1 million in capital funding in 2017.

The MA Food Trust Program will fund healthy food projects that meet local community needs and have a positive social and economic impact loans, grants, and technical assistance will now be available to healthy food retail projects based in low- and moderate-income communities throughout Massachusetts.

This information session will take place from 5:oo-6:30 PM on December 4th, 2018 at the Greg Turner Room at Eastham Library, 190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA.

The event is sponsored by: the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund and Franklin County CDC – MA Food Trust Program Administrators, Massachusetts Public Health Association, The Food Trust, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Community Development Partnership.

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