It’s an issue that has plagued communities for decades, commonly linked to poor health because of the lack of access to fresh, healthier food options.
It’s been 15 years since Howard Park had a major grocery store. That will all change Thursday when Shop-Rite opens its doors on Liberty Heights Avenue. City officials say the opening is part of a bigger plan in getting more supermarkets into the city, specifically in urban communities.
A long-awaited supermarket is finally coming to West Baltimore. A 67,000 square foot grocery store ends what residents have long called the “food desert” in Howard Park.
They’re called “food deserts,” and Baltimore’s Health Department says one in five city residents live in one. That means no access to healthy and affordable food.
They are called “food deserts,” areas in Baltimore with no access to markets or healthy food options. A new supermarket is filling the void in one East Baltimore community.