New Corner Store
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.