Food Deserts, areas where it is difficult to buy affordable or healthy food exist in all three localities within the Dan River Region. To address food access, The Health Collaborative is committed to building the local food system and providing access to fresh and affordable food near where people live.
Imagine a Dan River Region Where:
The local food system promotes vibrant farms, healthy people, strong communities and a thriving local economy.
Restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores provide healthy and fresh food at an affordable price and are accessible to all.
Public and private policies incentivize healthy food retail and support farmers’ markets and other fresh food outlets.