Change Through Food: Bringing an Oasis to the West Oakland Food Desert Change Through Food: Bringing an Oasis to the West Oakland Food Desert
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Change Through Food: Bringing an Oasis to the West Oakland Food Desert

by Adele Peters

March 4, 2013

Until a few years ago, West Oakland had 53 liquor stores and no grocery stores at all. The nearest real supermarket, with a full produce section, was an hour's walk away. No surprise, then, that neighborhood local James Berk says in the video below that his diet used to consist of Fritos, Cheetos, and Doritos, and not much more.

 

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Change Through Food: Bringing an Oasis to the West Oakland Food Desert