Foxes and Planes

How one North Carolina Community self organized to combat a food desert.


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This is a great example of how communities themselves are able to get together and solve a problem that they aren’t able to get outside help with.

When the Winn-Dixie grocery chain left the community in 1998, residents were left without easy access to fresh foods, and they couldn’t convince other groceries to come into the neighborhood because of race and poverty issues.

So they decided to take control of the situation and start a food coop. This provides access to good food, strengthens community ties, and encourages residents to take a more active role in determining their situation.


Heres the website

And a Shareable Article on it 

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