There are a lot of cool people out there in the lending space for small food venture. Steve is one of them.
Steve leads the healthy food system finance team at the Self-Help Credit Union, one of the largest community development lenders in the country.
Self-Help lends to projects throughout the supply chain, from food hubs like Eastern Carolina Organics in Durham, NC to retailers like With Love Market and Cafe in Los Angelis and Eastside Food Coop in Minneapolis.
Self-Help’s healthy food system finance team works closely with local universities to develop multi-variant impact assessments and innovate solutions to food insecurity like its student-led farm to school program SPOON, Student Power Over Our Nutrition.
We need all the options we can find to help build a resilient food system. Steve’s efforts are a valuable part of making that happen.
Steve is also a board member and treasurer of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina.