An exodus of grocery stores is turning rural towns into food deserts. But some are fighting back by opening their own local markets.
A 1968 survey found that poor inner-city Detroiters struggled to access fresh, reasonably priced food. Those battles persist today. So in one underdeveloped neighborhood, Raphael Wright and Sonya Greene are opening a bodega that sells healthy food.
During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk.