Corner stores to become oases in food deserts?
February 23, 2012 in News
WBEZ. February 23, 2012.
This radio piece discusses a new project to transform Chicago’s corner stores from “holes in the walls, to healthy havens.” It’s all part of an effort to increase access to healthy foods in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods. Corner store owners are getting hundreds of dollars in seed money and refrigeration equipment through the program. One store that signed up for the program is featured, along with the community group that is assisting it.