Filling grocery gaps


Cities take on their own food deserts, where Twinkies are easier to buy than tomatoes. Successes include Philadelphia's Fresh Food Financing Initiative, which has placed supermarkets in poor urban areas and refrigerators in corner stores; and in Troy, N.Y., a mobile fruits and vegetables market that delivers to low-income neighborhoods.

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