Programs & Policy

Healthy Neighborhood Market Network

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council hosts the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network (HNMN), a project that builds the capacity of corner store and neighborhood market owners to operate as successful healthy food retailers in under-served communities.

Through a series of free business and leadership development trainings, this project organizes the sector of small markets, corner stores and other small food enterprises around resources for healthy food retail.

IMG_1885The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network addresses the need for ongoing support to ensure the sustainability of healthy food retail efforts, and generates new market conversion project opportunities.

The Healthy Neighborhood Market Network is a multi-lingual, multicultural resource network made up primarily of immigrant, small business owners operating in under-served communities. A diverse range of food industry experts, community groups and independent food business operators share their experience and expertise in the Network space.

Over 600 neighborhood market owners and food entrepreneurs in South LA and Boyle Heights have been touched by outreach efforts of the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network.

In 2012-2014, over 200 retailers participated in the “Healthy Foods, Healthy Businesses” series of free training and networking events.

To learn more, email Daniel and Esther at healthymarkets [at] goodfoodla [dot] org.