Corner Stores: The Cornerstones Of Community
Healthy food options are often limited for low-income residents. The commute to the closest grocery store can take hours if you don't own a car. So, corner stores are often the place where people in these neighborhoods buy their food. But many of these stores don't offer fresh fruits and vegetables, and that can have deadly health consequences for those who depend on them. We speak with Rodney Lyn, who serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in Georgia State University’s School of Public Health, about a project that aims to change that.
Then, we hear from one of the downtown shops that plans to partner with Georgia State University to offer a wider variety of fruits and vegetables to the community. Producer Taylor Gantt stops by Metro Foods and speaks with the owner behind the new initiative.