Healthy Food Commerce Investments
The Healthy Food Commerce Investments (HFCI) team improves the supply chain for local food by working with regional food hubs to structure investments and enter large wholesale markets. The team collaborates with and advises the businesses, government entities, investors, and customers that are building a vibrant, just and sustainable food system.
Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit
Whether you are an investor considering making an investment in food hubs, a food hub operator preparing for an investment, or a policymaker looking to better understand the food hub sector, Wholesome Wave’s Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit provides you with the tools to evaluate a food hub business’ readiness for investment. The Toolkit provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of food hubs along with available data in the areas of business model and strategy, impact potential, market overview, marketing and sales, operations, organization and management, risk mitigation, technology and systems, and finance.
To access the Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit, please click here.
Impact and Results
$4 million in investment triggered by HFCI in 2013 in 5 regional food hubs that:
- Aggregated food from over 350 farmers and fisherman
- Created or supported over 50 jobs in 2013, with over 80 new jobs expected in 2014
- Paid over $7 million to local food producers
Trained over 450 people on how to understand and assess food hub businesses using the HFCI Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit.