Food Access

Corner Store

Healthy Corner Stores Fight 'Retail Redlining'

Small entrepreneurs are working to combat 'food deserts' by bringing fresh, healthy foods to communities lacking access to major grocery stores. But price continues to be a major factor in people's food choices.

September 13, 2021 - The Guardian

Dollar Store

In Tulsa, Pushing Back on the Dollar Store Incursion

Restrictions in North Tulsa are part of a backlash against the dollar stores flooding communities that are food deserts in need of real grocery stores.

November 23, 2019 - The New York Times

Rural Texas

The Food Deserts of Rural America

When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.

November 13, 2019 - The New York Times

Produce Aisle

Food Deserts Need the Right Kinds of Supermarkets

Research indicates that opening a supermarket in an area that needs it is not enough. The ownership model and relationship to the community are essential to long-term success.

September 21, 2019 - The Conversation

Louisville Supermarket

Food Insecurity a Growing Problem in Louisville

Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.

January 18, 2019 - Louisville Courier Journal

What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?'

What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?

July 5, 2014 - Lisa Feldstein

The Demise of Fresh & Easy: What Does It Mean for Food Deserts?

What does the impending demise of the Fresh & Easy grocery chain mean for food deserts? Hannah Burton Laurison and Christine Fry look at how small-format grocery stores can still succeed where Fresh & Easy failed.

January 12, 2013 - HealthyCal.org

Food for Thought from the APA

The APA has published the final results of a longitudinal study conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that surveyed the national landscape of food access planning.

December 11, 2012 - APA Sustaining Places

Vancouver Hungry for New Food Strategy

Yolande Cole discusses some of the elements being considered for Vancouver's new city-wide food strategy, which "will include over 60 actions intended to expand [the city's] food system."

November 26, 2012 - Straight.com

Which Cities Are Leading the Way in Integrating Food Planning?

Integrated food systems planning is a cornerstone of efforts to create healthy and sustainable communities across America. Kimberley Hodgson summarizes recent research conducted by the APA that evaluates which communities are leading the way.

June 20, 2012 - APA Sustaining Places

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