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Free Healthy Foods Technical Assistance Webinars
Original message from: PPorter@OpportunityFinance.net
Help bring healthy foods to the communities you serve! As part of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund's (CDFI Fund) Capacity Building Initiative for Financing Healthy Food Options, CDFIs are eligible to attend the following two-day workshop in Boston and/or any of the free upcoming webinars that will allow your CDFI to continue building its knowledge about financing healthy food options. Registration links are found at the bottom of this email.
Upcoming Workshop: Boston, May 31-June 1
This workshop is one of the final two trainings in the Financing Healthy Food Options track, and it will focus on successfully financing food production initiatives. It will provide in-depth training on financing food producers, such as farmers, ranchers and fisheries, to ensure that the supply of locally grown food continues to increase, producers can invest in new equipment, and farmers can transition their crops to meet new market demand.
The Field Guide to the New American Foodshed: Resources for Farmers and Lenders: Explore simple tools to assist food producers become more credit-ready.
* Thursday, April 5th at 1 PM EDT
Underwriting Natural Food Co-operatives: Learn about the unique aspects of underwriting cooperatively-owned enterprises, particularly in the natural foods space.
* Wednesday, April 11th at 2 PM EDT
Underwriting Supermarkets and Grocery Stores: Find out how to underwrite food retail outlets, particularly focusing on traditional supermarkets.
* Wednesday, April 18th at 2 PM EDT
The Grocery Gap: This webinar, developed by UpLift Solutions, will explain the "Grocery Gap" and the strategies, both financial and operational, that can enable supermarkets to be successful.
* Tuesday, April 24th at 2 PM EDT
Connecting Farms to Institutions: Become informed about how CDFIs can play an important role in building businesses that sustainably and profitably address gaps in local food infrastructure.
* Monday, April 30th @ 2 PM EDT
Apply now<http://bit.ly/wIYnup> to attend one of the final Financing Healthy Food Options workshops in Boston or register now<http://bit.ly/ACwTAo> for any of these free technical assistance webinars.
Executive Vice President
Opportunity Finance Network
620 Chestnut Stree, Suite 572
Philadelphia, PA 19106