As part of our ingoing Aging Together series, we take a look at the issue of food access and security for seniors in Metro Detroit.
To make their budgets stretch further, many people in poverty turn to expired, damaged, or processed items.
The iconic ‘food desert’ image of Detroit was generated by many national media outlets whose reporters spent a short amount of time to churn out another sad story about the city’s decline.
These issues of food access and food security need to be systematically addressed by more than a few new grocery stores.
…to combat food insecurity in the city.
Wayne State University’s Farmer’s Market starts up again Wednesday June 6th from 11am - 4pm (thru October 26th). The market is setup in front of the Prentis building on Cass, across the street from the Detroit Public Library.
The market also offers hot and cold prepared foods, salads,…
Whole Foods Community Outreach & Median Income in Detroit
I had to crawl the internet to pull together a list of events that occurred between Aug 2012 through Aug 2013. I found events on the Whole Foods website, Whole Foods facebook page, and from groups that hosted Whole Foods workshops or tables.
It’s clear that there is a large cluster around the store location as a majority of the events happened at their main location. It is then fairly clear to see that Whole Foods outreach was focused in Detroit’s higher income census tracts (Downtown and Far Westside) once the Midtown cluster of events is removed.
Inside Prince Valley during a film shoot. Prince Valley, Michigan Avenue, Detroit.
When Farmer Jack skipped town in 2007, it left Detroit without a national supermarket chain and Jefferson Avenue with an ugly, empty…