Community-Organized Access to Healthy Foods
Case Study: 1 Grain to 1000 Grains
The community around Siena Youth Center and the St. Francis Center in North Fair Oaks is one of the lowest income areas of Redwood City. Facing financial constraints, many families shop at outlet stores that offer limited selection of healthy food. Families note the fruits and vegetables at many local stores are low quality and expensive. This puts a demand on their household resources and forces many families to purchase inexpensive, unhealthy foods. In initial surveys, conducted by 1 Grain to 1000 Grains, residents reported wanting greater access to a wider variety of healthy food.