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New Corner Store

New Corner Store

Douglas Gayeton

New Corner Store

When Tricycle Gardens discovered that residents of Richmond Virginia's East End had no optionf or fresh, nutritious foo, they grew RVA's urban farm, then distributed the food to local corner stores.

Location: Clay Street Market, Richmond, VA
Featuring: Sequoia Ross
Richmond's East End, a documented food desert, has the highest chronic disease rate in the region. With no full-service grocery store within a three mile radius, residents here struggle with high levels of food insecurity. They rely on convenience store that sell expensive snacks and processed food with little nutritional value, which is responsible for significant health challenges that include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. In fact, the life expectancy is almost 20 years less than elsewhere in Richmond.

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