Denver Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Denver, Colorado

Jurisdiction Name: Denver
State/Province: CO
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 600,158
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: Web
Policy type: project
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: community health, corner store, food access, fresh produce, health, healthy corner store program, healthy food access, healthy food retail, partnership
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of Denver

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Department of Public Health and Environment
Support Entity(s):

Denver Food Access Task Force

Funding Amount: $327,000
Funding Sources: Colorado Health Foundation
Policy Outcome(s):

As part of a larger effort to address food insecurity under the Denver Food Access Task Force, the Denver Healthy Corner Store Initiative aims to help corner store owners procure, market, handle, and price healthy foods for Denver residents. From 2014 to 2019, the initiative has expanded from 6 to 23 stores, and currently includes 39 additional community partners who make it easier for families to find healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The program hopes to expand to up to 50 stores across the city of Denver.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1