(397) Non-profit supermarket in PA responds to suburban poverty

Boarded-up-buildings-downtown-chester-paA short item from Al-Jazeera America proves something can still be done in a deindustrialized food desert where social services are thin, crime and schools bad.  Imagine being in need in Chester, PA this thanksgiving or Christmas without access to Fare & Square a non-profit outlet with a particular interest in helping low income people keep access to fresher, healthier foods.

A nonprofit supermarket in Pa. offers hope for suburban poor

image: Chester, PA as seen from a passing commuter train by Cazort via Wikimedia Commons