Mr. Ahmadi , the founder of People’s Grocery, a nonprofit focused on food justice issues, hoped to open a commercial grocery store that would offer fresh produce in West Oakland, Calif., a so-called food desert, meaning its 25,000 residents have few healthy food options
It takes Paula Beal roughly two hours to get to and from a supermarket on the bus.
It’s not because she lives in a rural place far from shops and businesses. The 60-year-old lives in West Oakland. But it may as well be the middle of nowhere as far as a full-service grocery store is concerned – the nearest one is a Pak ‘n Save in Emeryville, about 1.5 miles away.
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