Flint has had more than just dirty, toxic water to contend with. The city’s residents have also lost a lot purchasing power since its population has dwindled after a mass exodus to the suburbs began in the 1960s.
This had led to numerous “food deserts” within the city, most in the poorest neighborhoods.
However, in 2013, a farmers’ market was moved to downtown Flint, and thankfully very near to mass transit. This means that many of the city’s underprivileged (even those on assistance) finally have access to healthier food options. It’s also boosted the economy somewhat.
Talk about a wonderful story!
You can read my entire report here.