Day: June 10, 2022

Healthier food options become more accessible for Illinois

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Gov. JB Pritzker announced the Healthy Foods Access Program will provide equitable availability to healthy food options.

House Bill 2382 allows the Department of Human Service (DHS) in partnership with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), to establish the Healthy Food Development Program. This will expand the access to healthy foods in underserved areas.

Residents on the South and West sides of Chicago continue to struggle to find places to buy healthy and affordable food. The bill is expected to help strengthen small businesses and create new options for healthy food in vulnerable communities.

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Friday June 10, 2022