Picturing a healthy BrocktonShare
A grand opening
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined LISC, the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Vicente's Supermarket to launch a pioneering approach to healthier living.
A two-in-one combination for health
LISC's investment helped bring a grocery store and adjoining health center to Brockton, MA, a Boston suburb in need of both.
One feature of the clinic-supermarket collaboration is healthy cooking classes, offered in the shared demo kitchen.
A recipe for wellbeing
LISC's Healthy Futures Fund supported the health center with $8.4 million in grants, loans and tax credits.
At the clinic, doctors and other providers offer comprehensive health care to a community that suffers from high rates of diabetes and other nutrition-related chronic diseases.
Bringing life to a food desert
Before Vicente's opened this second location, Brockton had been a federally-designated food desert.
A wealth of choice
Shoppers enjoy a tremendous variety of quality, fresh produce — often a challenge to find in low-income neighborhoods.
Catering to the community
A local, family-owned enterprise, Vicente's serves the town's Cape Verdean and Caribbean populations with foods from home, like yucca and cassava.
Open for business
Sen. Warren cut the opening day ribbon, calling the project a "celebration of the power of partnerships."
The senator and the entrepreneur
Sen. Warren meets with store owner Jason Barbosa. LISC supported the store with a $3.6 million dollar loan.