Healthy Corner Store Initiative

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.


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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.

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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.