Four months ago, La Sonorense, a Mexican corner store and bakery in San Jose, was a typical store in the low-income Alma neighborhood. Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar energy drinks packed refrigerator shelves. Gatorade and sodas of all colors painted […]
After three years, an initiative to get small convenience stores to offer customers healthy alternatives such as fresh produce has begun to bear fruit. The Healthy Corner Store program, which began in 2012, welcomed its 11th Toledo-area convenience store into the […]
In August 2012, Green Food Market closed when the Y Community Development Corporation bought the building the store was leasing. The building was demolished to make way for George Street Commons, affordable town-houses for low-income families. Now, the corner store […]
To help bring healthy food options to community residents, multiple Sacramento County departments are partnering with local businesses such as convenience stores. Click HERE to read more.
If you plant an oasis in a food desert, will people come and eat what’s good for them? That’s the hope behind the Tremont Healthy Corner Store Initiative. In the past few months, the program has “seeded” three convenience stores […]