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Ask Mayor de Blasio to Fund Healthy Food

As Mayor de Blasio prepares to release his preliminary budget for the coming year, we're asking him to ensure every family has access to the foods that help support a balanced diet and a healthier life.

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Eating healthy and being physically active help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But without access to healthy food, a nutritious diet and good health is out of reach.

We're advocating for these key programs in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget:

  • $15 million to expand the Health Bucks program so that more New Yorkers can afford fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • $10 million to create a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) to help local grocers to open, expand, and improve grocery stores in neighborhoods that need food and jobs the most; and
  • $3 million to expand healthy corner store initiatives so that existing corner stores can offer healthier food options to their customers.

Join us to send a message to Mayor de Blasio asking him to increase access to healthy food and grow the economy.

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