In many inner-city communities, finding stores that offer quality fresh foods at competitive prices can be difficult. In such areas, residents spend valuable time and money buying groceries outside of their neighborhoods or relying on smaller, more expensive nearby stores often with a limited selection of fresh foods. Bringing healthy food retail to such communities can have benefits that extend beyond meeting local demand for affordable, nutritious foods. Supermarkets can benefit neighborhood health, provide new job opportunities and pave the way for future community investment.
Blog post by Don Hinkle-Brown on www.healthyfoodaccess.org