By Dwight Evans
For many of us, a trip to the grocery store is an errand taken for granted, but for some Americans in urban areas, access to fresh groceries is a nearly impossible luxury.
It only takes one local grocery store to feed thousands of families and build a stronger community, and it only takes one local grocer to help communities eat healthy and no longer go hungry.
Everyone deserves access to fresh foods that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Add your name today to improve food access for families.
In 2004, I created the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) to bring back grocery stores, help people eat healthier, and created more than 5,000 jobs in Philadelphia as a result.
Since then, this successful program has spread across the nation. First Lady Michelle Obama even used the FFFI model as a key pillar of her Let’s Move! Campaign and the Obama Administration created the national Healthy Food Financing Initiative — which goes to show that our local efforts can make a BIG difference.
We still have a long way to go — but we’re in this together and we need your help making sure underserved areas have access to healthy food.
Add your name to the petition today to help eliminate food deserts once and for all.
This campaign is about moving Philadelphia and urban areas across America forward. With your help, we can revitalize our neighborhoods, block by block.