Food Deserts http://wunc.org en Food Pantries On NC College Campuses: Need Is Greater Than Expected http://wunc.org/post/food-pantries-nc-college-campuses-need-greater-expected <p></p><p>More universities in North Carolina are opening food pantries on campus to help hungry students and faculty.&nbsp;</p><p>N.C. Central University started giving out food to its students earlier this week.&nbsp; It's one of at least eight colleges and universities in the state that have opened food pantries in the last two years.&nbsp;</p><p>Jason O'Briant is a dietetics professor at N.C. Central and helped start the school's pantry.&nbsp; He says the need for food on college campuses is higher than expected, even for students who receive room and board.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:39:18 +0000 Will Michaels 32822 at http://wunc.org Food Pantries On NC College Campuses: Need Is Greater Than Expected Why NC Lawmakers Want To Bring Fresh Apples And Broccoli To 400,000 People http://wunc.org/post/why-nc-lawmakers-want-bring-fresh-apples-and-broccoli-400000-people <p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:57:41 +0000 Jorge Valencia 31044 at http://wunc.org Why NC Lawmakers Want To Bring Fresh Apples And Broccoli To 400,000 People Raleigh Neighborhood Gets Fresh Food Stand To Help Residents http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-neighborhood-gets-fresh-food-stand-help-residents <p>Some capital city residents are getting access to farm fresh food months after two grocery stores closed in their area.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.foodshuttle.org/">The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of Raleigh</a> is operating a weekly food stand in a church parking lot.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://rada-nc.org/">The Raleigh Area Development Authority</a> is helping to fund the shuttle's effort to keep the southeast part of the city from turning into a "food desert".&nbsp; Cindy Sink is a spokeswoman with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.&nbsp; She says the food stand adds to ongoing efforts.<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:20:34 +0000 Gurnal Scott 21653 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Neighborhood Gets Fresh Food Stand To Help Residents Downtown Greensboro Welcomes First Grocery Market In 40 Years http://wunc.org/post/downtown-greensboro-welcomes-first-grocery-market-40-years <p></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Residents in Greensboro haven’t been able to shop downtown for fresh produce, seafood and prepared meals in decades. The city had two A&amp;P Grocery stores in the early </span>1970s<span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">, but since they left no other markets have filled the void. That changed this week when Deep Roots Market relocated to North Eugene St.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:37:20 +0000 Jeff Tiberii, Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 12386 at http://wunc.org Downtown Greensboro Welcomes First Grocery Market In 40 Years Southeast Raleigh Residents Worry About Grocery Options http://wunc.org/post/southeast-raleigh-residents-worry-about-grocery-options <p>Two Kroger food stores are set to close next month in southeast Raleigh, leaving some residents worried about where they will buy groceries. The company plans to shut down locations on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and New Bern Ave. next month. Kroger tells the property owner it's not making money at those stores. But the federal government already considers the area a food desert, meaning residents have limited access to fresh food. City Council member Eugene Weeks represents southeast Raleigh.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 6224 at http://wunc.org