Fair Food Access Program Connecting Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Residents Now Have the Option of Healthier Food

When it comes to eating fresh fruit and vegetables nearly every day, many Minnesotans never stop to think about how or when they will next eat something so nutritious and beneficial for a healthy lifestyle.

It can be as simple as a trip to the grocery store, or local farmers market.

11.8 percent of Minnesotans who live in poverty never have the option of gaining access to healthy foods.

Tony Cuneo, Executive Director of the Zeitgeist Arts Center spoke with FOX 21 News Thursday morning, about the partnership between Zeitgeist, CHUM, Community Action Duluth, Duluth List, and the Community Garden Program.

The partnership allows for the Fair Food Access Program to provide access to healthy fruits and vegetables along with other nutritious food for residents in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The neighborhood lacks a grocery store, so families are often forced to shop at local convenience stores or fast food joints.

Lincoln Park Farmer Market is now available to the public, a community garden plot has been established and the DTA has developed the Grocery Express.

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