Group making an attempt to convey recent meals to “meals deserts” in Pittsburgh’s Black Neighborhood – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Food deserts are areas with no access to fresh fruit and vegetables.

“We haven’t had a grocery store here in Homewood since 1995. That’s a problem,” said Raqueeb Bey, founder of Black Urban Gardeners and Farmer of Pittsburgh. “Our government officials decided to put a family dollar in here instead of a grocery store.”

The free farmers market takes place four times a month: twice at Amplify Church in the Pittsburgh Hill District and twice twice at the House of Manna in Homewood.

“First and foremost, this is for our people to give to our people who need this help,” Bey said. “They come through and choose what they want, there are no limits, we don’t say no to people. You cannot be in the food sovereignty movement and be stingy. “


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