Healthy Food and Small Stores

Closing-the-Gap_full-cover.pngAccess to nutritious, affordable food is a key factor in improving health outcomes, combating diet-related diseases and creating healthy communities.However, for small stores—including corner stores, bodegas, convenience stores, fuel-based retail and rural grocers—providing access to healthy food can be challenging.

Traditional distribution systems are not built to serve small stores. This results in a lack of healthy, fresh foods in the communities that need them most.

The Food Trust and NACS examined strategies to help improve food distribution in underserved communities.