Dallas Store Owner’s Push for Healthy Foods

NBC Dallas Fort Worth

October 4, 2016
in Corner Stores

The lack of quality grocery stores continues to be a huge problem for the residents of South Dallas.

More than 700,000 people live in “food deserts,” which are low-income neighborhoods that have limited access to supermarkets. According to the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children (HWAC), nearly 245,000 children are among that group.

The non-profit collaborated with Children at Risk to start a “Healthy Corner Store Network.” Both organizations, along with Children’s Health Hospital, Grow North Texas, Dallas Independent School District, United Way and community farmers helped to pilot a healthy corner store in east Dallas, just south of Interstate-30.

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