The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Center for Engagement and Community Development
Kansas State University

324 Nichols Hall
702 Mid-Campus Drive South
Manhattan, KS 66506


Due to COVID-19, Kansas State University plans limited operations status through the end of the semester, based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. If you need to contact the Center for Engagement and Community Development, please email cecd@ksu.edu.  We will respond promptly to that email.

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Save the Date for 2020 Rural Grocery Summit

National Rural Grocery Summit VII

June 8-9, 2020

Manhattan, Kansas

Registration is now open!

We hope you will join us for the 7th National Rural Grocery Summit being held in Manhattan, Kansas on June 8-9, 2020. Please visit the Rural Grocery Initiative website for more information. 

 Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) is a public-private partnership that aims to increase access to affordable, healthy food to improve the health and economic development of Kansans and their communities. The KHFI provides technical assistance for those seeking to strengthen access to healthy foods as well as financing through a mix of loans and grants to develop new or renovate healthy food retail in underserved communities throughout Kansas. The program works to bridge informational and financing gaps faced by healthy food stakeholders and food retailers operating in low- to moderate-income areas. 

Seeded by the Kansas Health Foundation, the initiative is a partnership among Kansas State University’s Center for Engagement and Community Development, IFF (a community development financial institution) and NetWork Kansas, with strategic guidance provided by The Food Trust.

KHFI Guidebook

KHFI Guidebook

For more information about KHFI, view the Guidebook(pdf).

KHFI Fact Sheet

KHFI Fact Sheet

For more information about KHFI, view the Fact Sheet (pdf).