Food Deserts http://wunc.org en The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Seeks To Feed Hungry Kids On Summer Break http://wunc.org/post/inter-faith-food-shuttle-seeks-feed-hungry-kids-summer-break <p>The Triangle-based Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is helping feed kids that aren't getting enough to eat this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Officials with the charity say about 116,000 Triangle students receive free and reduced-price lunch during the school year. They say many low-income families have trouble making up for that nutrition when kids are out of school. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:40:55 +0000 Gurnal Scott 37949 at http://wunc.org The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Seeks To Feed Hungry Kids On Summer Break Volunteers Quench A Raleigh Food Desert http://wunc.org/post/volunteers-quench-raleigh-food-desert <p></p><p>People living in a southeast Raleigh neighborhood have a new place to buy groceries.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>About 18 months ago, two Kroger stores closed forcing residents of the South Park area to travel long distances to find fresh, affordable food.&nbsp; Two church groups working with volunteers, opened the Galley Grocery on Bragg Street late last month.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Ashley Lee is a member of the Hope Community Church and helped get the new venture off the ground.&nbsp; She said there are still some challenges to overcome.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:01:21 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36924 at http://wunc.org Volunteers Quench A Raleigh Food Desert Report: Left Unchecked, Diabetes Will Cost NC Billions http://wunc.org/post/report-left-unchecked-diabetes-will-cost-nc-billions <p></p><p>A report from Harvard University says one-in-10 North Carolinians has diabetes, and that the disease will cost the state $17 billion per year by 2025.</p><p></p><p>Sarah Downer is a fellow at Harvard's Health Law and Policy Clinic. She said limited access to healthcare, nutritious foods and safe places to exercise are dangerous to communities.</p><p></p><p>North Carolina has the fifth highest rate of food insecurity, meaning people don't have regular access to nutritious meals. The state also ranks fifth for early childhood obesity.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:44:58 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36554 at http://wunc.org Report: Left Unchecked, Diabetes Will Cost NC Billions Food Deserts: NC Lawmakers Want More People To Know About Healthful Eating, Take More Action http://wunc.org/post/food-deserts-nc-lawmakers-want-more-people-know-about-healthful-eating-take-more-action <p></p><p>A committee from the North Carolina House of Representatives spent four months looking into how to address food deserts across the state.&nbsp; Monday afternoon they made their proposals: to expand education about healthy eating and exercising habits across the state and to start a joint committee with members of the senate to continue looking at how to address the problem.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:13:37 +0000 Jorge Valencia 34199 at http://wunc.org Food Deserts: NC Lawmakers Want More People To Know About Healthful Eating, Take More Action 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