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“To Fight Poverty, Invest in Local Food”

Check out this interview with Steve Saltzman, who is on the Board of Directors at Fresh Future Farm  in North Charleston. It’s great to see self-directed community development and #foodjustice in the Lowcountry getting some national media coverage!

When funders invest in locally sourced food, they’re also investing in public health, the environment and economically disadvantaged communities. That’s one of the reasons Steve Saltzman says supporting locally run food systems “may be some of the most important work CDFIs can do today.”

Saltzman is the CEO of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, a CDFI that has supported 39 local farm and food businesses in loans totaling $14.4 million over the past decade. He has spent 16 years working at CDFIs and sitting on the boards of food justice organizations.

Saltzman spoke with us about how providing capital for small farms, restaurants and grocers can build generational wealth and community autonomy.

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READ MORE at nextcity.org


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