How the first lady helped small grocery businesses reduce 'food deserts' in California
Making the investment case for bringing healthy food to low-income communities was none other than the first lady. And inner city grocery businesses and their customers are benefiting in a big way. Michelle Obama announced the California FreshWorks fund in 2011, highlighting the need for financing inner city grocery markets in order to bring affordable, healthy options to "food deserts" — urban areas where it can be difficult to acquire find fresh food and produce.
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