food deserts

food justice

Supermarket Chains Ignored This Black Community, So Residents Opened a Co-Op

The Renaissance Community Co-op is the first of its kind in the nation, opened after 20 years of failed attempts to woo chains to the neighborhood.
Eric Ginsburg
9.14.18
Health

Five Conversations with the Crew from Appetite for Change

A viral music video is just the start for this Minneapolis-based youth activism group that's taking on one of America's worst food deserts.
Hilary Pollack
5.25.17
Music

These Minneapolis Teens Made a Rap Song About Healthy Eating and It's a Total Banger

We’d share some lyrics, but honestly, they might give you the idea that the song sucks —i.e., “Screaming 'Hot Cheetos and Takis,' but you better eat your broccoli”—which is not the case.
Charley Lanyon
12.12.16
san francisco

How Pizza Is Fighting Hunger in a San Francisco Food Desert

Bayview's Craftsman and Wolves has implemented a pay-it-forward system for customers to purchase slices for someone in need. Every pre-purchased slice is represented by a Post-it note that gets placed on a wall of the shop, then redeemed by someone who...
Natalie B. Compton
7.23.16
home cooking

This Food Start-Up Connects You to Home Cooks in Your Community

Josephine is an Oakland-based food startup with some radical ideas about bringing community outreach to the food world. The online and app-based service connects people looking for a good meal with neighbors and local chefs who have signed on to...
Alex Swerdloff
5.31.16
food desert

How Technology Could Solve the Food Desert Crisis

While food deserts—areas where access to healthy foods is absent or limited—have existed for a long time, we're now using technology to identify and solve the problem. Here's how.
Alex Swerdloff
5.16.16