Most residents in Camden rely on one of the over 25 corner stores for their primary source of groceries for their families.
Affordable healthy food is an issue of both equity and justice that disproportionally affects working-class and poor people of color in cities and rural areas. Reducing the economic necessity for some to rely so heavily on food that is unhealthy is not only a tool for fighting health concerns. There are other benefits too.
Flint is home to only a few grocery stores and a high obesity rate. Fixing these problems won't be easy.
An AP investigation found that major grocers overwhelmingly avoid building stores in America's food deserts.