Many initiatives dedicated to improving areas deemed food deserts, pop up and then quickly flop after a short length of time. West Oakland on the other hand, has three promising organizations rooted in food justice, that will bring lasting change to the city.
"It is well-known that fresh produce and alternatives to fast-food are both sorely lacking in West Oakland, an area sometimes referred to as a “food desert.” With perhaps one exception, efforts to date to rectify the situation have either not been forthcoming, or failed to get off the ground. However, three initiatives close to the hearts of food-justice activists are picking up steam and promise to bring real and lasting change for the neighborhood."
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