HEAL Featured in Virginia Town & City, September 2016 Edition
Closer to My Grocer: Food deserts and the campaign for the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund By Allie Atkeson
From the busy cities to remote rural areas, 1.7 million Virginians live in low income areas with limited supermarket access. The health consequences are well-known and affect the overall quality of life in a town. Likewise, communities without full service grocery stores miss out on job opportunities, local revenue and other benefits. The food desert crisis is on the state’s radar but it needs local champions to fight for funding....
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