ADVOCACY GROUP SEEKS SUPPORT FOR FOOD ZONES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The advocacy group Public Voice for Food and Health Policy here is seeking congressional support to develop legislation for "food empowerment zones," low-income urban areas where supermarket operators would receive incentives to open stores.The zones, modeled after the existing Enterprise Zone program, would provide grants, tax advantages, lease guarantees and low-interest loans

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The advocacy group Public Voice for Food and Health Policy here is seeking congressional support to develop legislation for "food empowerment zones," low-income urban areas where supermarket operators would receive incentives to open stores.

The zones, modeled after the existing Enterprise Zone program, would provide grants, tax advantages, lease guarantees and low-interest loans to encourage development of shopping centers anchored by supermarkets.

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