South L.A. – The Food Desert. You can convince your local market to carry fresh food.
South L.A. is a “food desert.” There are few supermarkets and those carry low quality produce.
This video is the true-to-life tale of an epic journey, two hours – by bus. It chronicles the extraordinary efforts undertaken by HEAC student Lae Schmidt to get quality fruits and vegetables missing from her neighborhood.
In many communities, the main outlets for buying food, corner and liquor stores, offer little to no fresh food. Building relationships and transforming local stores are key to increasing healthy food access and improving health conditions in South L.A.