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Iowa Developer Rodney Anderson Builds A Grocery Store In His Hometown That Had Been A Food Desert For Nearly 50 Years

Developer Rodney Anderson has established a grocery store in a town that had been a food desert for nearly 50 years.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 9, 2023

After Receiving An $85K Grant, Raphael Wright Opens Community-Owned Grocery Store On The East Side Of Detroit, MI

It’s a great day for the community on Detroit’s east side. Neighborhood Grocery, a Black-owned store, held its soft opening on Oct. 8, 2023.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 9, 2023

Black-Owned Credit Union Financially Backs Market Bringing Fresh Food To New Orleans Residents In Food Deserts

A Black-owned banking institution has stepped in to support New Orleans residents living in food deserts.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 30, 2023

Shellie-Ann Kerns Is On A Mission To Decolonize The Food System

When Shellie-Ann Kerns left her home in Jamaica to join her husband in Washington State, she wasn’t sure what to expect. They moved to his family farm in Gray’s Harbor and she immediately began imagining ways to make the land productive. Family Roots “Farming for me, it’s in my blood on my mother’s side, and from her great grandmother, all the way down. My father’s family is also agricultural,” she said. “It’s something that I understand how it works. Something that I’ve just always been passionate about. When I came here, it was winter. And I needed to plant something. I did some research and I saw that, ‘hey, you can plant garlic in the middle of winter.’” Her first batch of garlic did so well that Kerns continued to plant garlic every winter. Now she’s taking her farming up a notch and making it a community affair. For her, farming is about supporting her community on a basic level. Decolonizing The Food System “What’s really driving me is the ability to feed the community,”...

Colleen Williams

May 15, 2021

Lyft's Program Offering Cheap Rides To Grocery Stores Will Roll Out Across the Nation

Living far from a grocery store without reliable access to transportation can make eating healthy nearly impossible. Often, people can’t access fresh fruits or veggies, and are dependent on fast food restaurants and corner stores. However, the expansion of one Lyft program may be able to help with that. Last year, the ride-share company piloted its Lyft Grocery Acces s program in Washington, D.C. This program provided families living in food deserts with a $2.50 flat fare to get to the grocery store. Today, Lyft announced that the program would be expanding across the country . In a blog post, Lyft said: “Through this expansion, we look forward to partnering with local organizations and nonprofits to provide low-income families and seniors living in food deserts with deeply discounted flat fare rides to get to and from grocery stores. Affordable and reliable access to transportation can have a huge impact on this problem, and we want to help.” About 23.5 million people in the United...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 25, 2019