Healthy Corner Store Initiative Community initiative creates oasis of healthy options in Buffalo's food desert By Avery Schneider • Sep 17, 2018 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. Listen Listening... / 4:41 WBFO’s Avery Schneider reports. Promoting healthy food at corner stores By Tony Callens • Nov 7, 2016 WBFO file photo When you walk into many corner stores, it’s often a cinch to grab sugary-sweet or high-sodium items. Finding more healthy food options in some of these stores isn’t as simple. Group aims to bring healthy food to corner stores By Nick Lippa • Jan 29, 2016 LinkedIn 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.