NPR: Much of Cahokia Heights Now Marked as a Food Desert

 

Walmart’s closure in Cahokia Heights on Friday may put more stress on an area already stretched thin for food access, according to experts.

“Anytime that a business or grocery leaves an area it’s always concerning,” said Meredith Knopp, president and CEO of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. “It’s definitely going to be challenging to the folks that live and call Cahokia Heights home.”

Check out the full story of how neighbors in our community and across the country are being impacted by these issues at news.stlpublicradio.org/economy-business/2023-04-20/much-of-cahokia-heights-is-marked-as-a-food-desert-now-walmart-is-leaving.

To learn how you can help make a difference, please visit: stlfoodbank.org/give-help/.

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