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, the Center for Engagement and Community Development continues to work remotely. 
To contact us, please email khfi@ksu.edu. We will respond promptly to that email. 
To learn more about the university's current status please visit the Kansas State University's homepage.

 Join our Team!

Kansas State University is seeking a Program Manager to join our healthy food access team. K-State’s food access work includes the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (www.kansashealthyfood.org) and the Rural Grocery Initiative (www.ruralgrocery.org). This position will be responsible for providing technical assistance, assisting with grant development, event management, and managing partner and stakeholder relationships. Please visit the link below for the full position description and to apply. For best consideration, please submit your application materials using the link below by July 18.

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 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 Process Graphic

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