Food Deserts

INDIANAPOLIS — Owning the largest supermarket in his own neighborhood has been a dream for Michael McFarland, and thanks to a partnership with Cook Medical Group, his dream is becoming a reality. “It’s a dream come true for me and I’m sure it’s a dream come true for the neighborhood to be able to have […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A new grocery store on the northeast side of Indianapolis is expected to fill many needs in what has become a food desert in recent years. Officials said Thursday that construction of the 14,000 square foot full-service Indy Fresh Market will begin in August near the new Cook Medical-Goodwill medical device manufacturing facility […]

Appetite for Change and youth from North Minneapolis, Minnesota, address food deserts and growing healthy food in their new viral video, "Grow Food."

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge delivers this week’s CBC Message To America focusing on the plight of children in this country. Fudge explained to viewers that parents, teachers, students and community activists tell her the same thing -- “children across this country need our help.”

Indianapolis-based grocery store chain Double 8 Foods, formerly known as Seven Eleven Supermarket, did not open for business on Thursday morning at 7 o’clock as they have done for more than the last five decades. Instead, in a move that will likely increase food deserts in inner-city Indianapolis, the stores ceased operations and went out of business. […]

In a move that will likely increase food deserts in inner-city Indianapolis, local grocery store chain Double 8 Foods, formerly known as Seven Eleven Supermarket, abruptly went out of business Thursday morning. The family-owned and operated business had been operating on Indianapolis’ north side for the past 58 years serving and catering to mostly shoppers […]

It has been almost 30 years since a grocer entered the marketplace in Indianapolis’ downtown landscape. This ends on Thursday when Marsh opens its doors on a “Marsh the Marketplace.” Officials with Marsh grocery stores say it will meet the needs of urban customers who are part of a new surge of residential living downtown. […]

“Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live […]

“Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live […]

The Hip Hop stars aim to bring healthy fare to neighborhoods in need with the launch of several juice bars in New York.