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Project Details
Hospitals, Health Care & Human Services
Healthy Family Market
Dayton’s primarily Black Westside neighborhoods suffer from a lack of access to opportunity, particularly affordable, healthy food. Approximately 70% of households are led by single women and 46% of all households have children under the age of six. The Healthy Family Market, located at 2118 Germantown St., will provide low-income women and young children with convenient access to nutritious, affordable, fresh, and high-quality foods and products that support health and wellness.
Organization Details
Sunlight Village
3320 W Third St.
Dayton, Ohio. 45417
Montgomery
Sunlight Village
3320 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio. 45403
Montgomery
Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
Robbie Brandon
Executive Director
Sunlight Village
937-518-3522
3320 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio. 45417
Montgomery
Kiya Patrick
Greater Dayton Premier Management
9370910-7558
kpatrick@dmha.org
Location Details
Dayton
OH
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
724832
1375932
HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant - Action Funding: $47,100
Private Donor Grant Funding: $219,000
City of Dayton West Dayton Development Trust Fund: $100,000
Fifth Third Bank Grant: $50,000
Greater Dayton Premier Management: $75,000
Hall Hunger Initiative: $5,000
AWG: $4,000
University of Dayton Flyer Pitch Competition: $1,000
Montgomery County: $150,000

All funds listed above are committed.
Construction or Capital
Yes
See attached budget.
Yes
Within the next 6 months
n/a
Community Details
Dayton’s primarily-Black Westside neighborhoods—most notably zip codes 45417 and 45402—suffer from a lack of access to opportunity, particularly affordable, healthy food. Residents of these zip codes, have poor health outcomes and few healthy resources. West Dayton has become a food desert in recent decades, with rates of food insecurity now more than 30% above the national average.
It is also home to Dayton’s largest remaining public housing site, Desoto Bass Courts, built in 1942, home to 300 low-income families. Scarcity of healthy food perpetuates poor health outcomes in these low-income Black communities, including high rates of obesity, malnutrition, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, especially among children and seniors, as well as higher than average rates of infant mortality. New and expecting mothers in particular simply do not have access to purchase the nutritional produce and other food needed to support a healthy diet to set their unborn and new children up for success.
The Healthy Family Market (“HFM”) will provide the inner-city, West Dayton community, specifically low- income women and young children, with convenient access to nutritious, affordable, fresh, high-quality foods and products that support health and wellness. Based on a proven model that has worked well in other communities, the HFM will focus on selling WIC-friendly items and offer a pharmacy-style shopping experience that will enable customers to place an order online for pickup, or with a cashier, after which the HFM team will shop for them while they access health information and enjoy the child-friendly lobby.
The HFM will accept SNAP EBT food stamp credits, debit cards, and most notably payment via the federal government’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which assists low- income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five buy formula, baby and other supplemental foods, and fresh produce while accessing health care referrals and nutrition education. The pharmacy-style market will enable HFM to better serve single parents and those navigating WIC and SNAP to ensure their credits can be applied to purchases. The Market will offer a safe, family- and community-friendly environment for these families
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Additional Details
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Robbie Brandon
937-518-3522
robbie@sunlight-village.org
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