November 11, 2011 in News
- EGPNews.com, November 3, 2011. Yash La Casa Market ‘s first customer after a healthy corner store makeover “was a 90-year-old neighbor who crossed the street and said he was delighted to no longer have to wait for family members to take him to the supermarket. ” With help from UCLA/USC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, this East L.A. corner store reorganized merchandise inside the store to prioritize produce, painted murals on the exterior, and took down beer advertisements. Fresh produce is provided on consignment by a vendor who supplies the local farmer’s market. Youth assisted a with social media campaign and attended the opening dressed as vegetables. The National Institutes of Health provided funding for the project, which is already impacting the community.