‘Activate the block’: turning the unhealthy corner store on its head with fresh food

‘Activate the block’: turning the unhealthy corner store on its head with fresh food

A movement of entrepreneurs in US cities are bringing healthy food and hope to neighborhoods hurt by ‘retail redlining’

When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.

It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.

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