In its latest Community Developments Investments electronic newsletter, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) described “how national banks and federal savings associations can and are helping to finance projects that bring fresh produce and healthy food choices to underserved low-income neighborhoods,” according to a press release from the OCC. Such projects use New Markets Tax Credits, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and several other public-private partnerships available “through programs sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services,” the press release said. Participation in these programs may result in “positive consideration in a bank’s Community Reinvestment Act examination,” the release said. For more, read the press release and the latest edition of Community Developments Investments, titled “Bank Financing of Healthy-Food Initiatives.”