food access

4:46pm

Wed January 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Oakland library reaches out to provide CalFresh

One out of every six residents in Alameda County is served by the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The non-profit agency partners with 275 member agencies to provide almost 50,000 people with food each week. In addition to working with soup kitchens and food pantries, the Food Bank’s Community Outreach Program helps eligible individuals and families apply for nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps.

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4:55pm

Wed January 8, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley to get first grocery store in decades

The discount supermarket Grocery Outlet is opening a new store in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
Courtesy of Grocery Outlet

Almost 30 million Americans live a mile or more away from a supermarket. That may not sound very far, but for the five million plus who don’t have cars, that distance can mean the difference between eating a healthy meal and getting fast food.

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6:26pm

Wed October 30, 2013

1:08pm

Thu April 11, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Turning a healthy corner in the Bayview

Fresh produce at Ford's Grocery
SEFA

San Francisco is known as a Mecca for conscious foodies – with organic farmers markets, gourmet food trucks, and six Whole Foods supermarkets within the seven-by-seven square-mile city limits. But this abundance doesn’t reach everyone. In a lot of low-income areas, it can be difficult to find fresh and healthy food.

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