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Farmers Market Encourages Healthy Eating in BOTY

On 51st and Wood are a corner/liquor store, several brick apartment buildings, and a busy intersection. There are no grocery stores located on the block, with only several in the neighborhood. But fast food restaurants and corner stores are still more accessible than produce stores. Yet, at this intersection is a local community garden that […]

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Local youth volunteer to promote healthy living

Every Tuesday people from all over the neighborhood start lining up at 6 a.m. at the United Human Services Center. They wait for as long as four hours until the food pantry officially opens. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers along with Godwin and Veronica Akpan feed 150 to 200 families. Even before opening, […]