food deserts

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Many of Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods have long been considered food deserts, with little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But an ongoing community initiative is working to change the corner store into an oasis of healthy options.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Across Western New York, farmers’ markets can be found in just about every community, and each one has its own style. In two Buffalo neighborhoods, markets cater to unique communities – ones without easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.


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Despite the efforts of generous New Yorkers, low-income residents continue to face numerous challenges when it comes to accessing nutritional foods.

Mobile gardens to debut in Niagara Falls

May 20, 2016
Justine Hays

Think of them as gardens on wheels. Traditional gardens in Niagara Falls will soon be getting some creative company. A new program called “Grow on the Go” will help folks to grow produce in abandoned shopping carts. 

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They call them food deserts. Many of Buffalo’s east side residents are more than a mile away from a supermarket. This can often lead to poor eating habits.