Access to healthy food is a priority in our communities. We know food plays a vital role to the success of a corner store to a school. Whether you are needing capital to expand your fresh food in your market, opening a vegan restaurant, or needing capacity as a wholesaler or distributor, we are here to assist your fresh food growth needs.

A loan designed to support fresh food entrepreneurship in retail, packaging and innovation. The LiftFund Fresh! loan ranges from $500 to $250,000. The purpose of the Fresh! loan is to provide business loans to businesses that are currently and/or incorporating fresh food products and services.

Interest rates range from 7.5 to 15%

The financing is for startup and established businesses and can be a legal for profit or nonprofit business. The operations of the business must be in a food desert or in a county considered persistently poor.


The Fresh loan can be used for:

  • Marketing a new healthy product
  • Purchasing refrigeration for mobile food retailers, wholesalers and distributors
  • Supporting convenience stores and grocers expansion of fresh produce with refrigeration and freezers and equipment;
  • Startup and acquisition capital to create healthy food stores/products in a food deserts


Find out if you qualify:

Click here for more information about food deserts.

We also provide the Fresh! Loan in partnership with relationships in our communities, like Persistent Poverty.

If you are interested in applying for a Fresh Loan! APPLY NOW