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Goal of MLK Food Park, now in Fair Park, is ‘welcoming’ South Dallas residents and people of color

July 25, 2022

Groceries in a SNAP: Amazon provides free delivery to EBT customers

April 5, 2022

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Goal of MLK Food Park, now in Fair Park, is ‘welcoming’ South Dallas residents and people of color

Goal of MLK Food Park, now in Fair Park, is ‘welcoming’ South Dallas residents and people of color

Phase 4 of the month-long food park aimed to create a community environment for South Dallas residents and businesses of color.

Food Apartheid

Fatima Syed - July 25, 2022

Groceries in a SNAP: Amazon provides free delivery to EBT customers

Groceries in a SNAP: Amazon provides free delivery to EBT customers

Already, 65,000 people in DFW are enrolled in Amazon’s SNAP delivery program, but the company found that people who live in “food deserts” weren’t using the service, so launched a new outreach program Jan. 1.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - April 5, 2022

Cornerstone Baptist’s profitable nonprofit grocery store ‘creates dignity’ in South Dallas

Cornerstone Baptist’s profitable nonprofit grocery store ‘creates dignity’ in South Dallas

Southpoint is proving to be a miracle in this sparsely populated South Dallas neighborhood between Al Lipscomb and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards. Access to healthy, affordable food has been among the top concerns for residents here.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - February 24, 2022

The site of Dallas’ original Black high school, erased from history, will become a taxpayer-subsidized Kroger project

The site of Dallas’ original Black high school, erased from history, will become a taxpayer-subsidized Kroger project

Kroger is set to build a new grocery store and apartments on “expensive," “desirable” land where one of Dallas’ oldest Black schools, B.F. Darrell, was built as the original Colored High School.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

A town, a cemetery and a school: Dallas’ history of erasure repeats itself

A town, a cemetery and a school: Dallas’ history of erasure repeats itself

Dallas decimated its largest Freedman’s Town and obscured both a cemetery and a school, B.F. Darrell, vital to the community.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

Dallas forgot: Remembering and reclaiming the Black schools we’ve lost

Dallas forgot: Remembering and reclaiming the Black schools we’ve lost

For every Black school heralded and remembered, there are schools that have been erased from Dallas' public memory and are largely unknown today.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

Is the City of Dallas going to save the Save-U-More grocery store in southern Dallas?

Is the City of Dallas going to save the Save-U-More grocery store in southern Dallas?

Highland Hills fresh foods grocery store, Save-U-More, struggles to stay open and widen the food desert gaps happening in South Dallas.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - December 28, 2021

The State Fair of Texas is trying to remedy past injustices to South Dallas via its urban farm

The State Fair of Texas is trying to remedy past injustices to South Dallas via its urban farm

It’s a tragic irony that the largest agriculture promoter in the state, the State Fair of Texas, is surrounded by a food desert, the neighborhood of South Dallas.

Food Apartheid

Christina Hughes Babb - September 21, 2021

What’s keeping Dallas from having a food truck scene like Austin’s

What’s keeping Dallas from having a food truck scene like Austin’s

MLK Food Park organizers say City of Dallas rules around food trucks encourage the kinds of fried delicacies that Dallasites can find en masse at the State Fair of Texas but discourage healthy options. That’s why they created a mobile food task force to examine Dallas’ food policies for special events.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - July 9, 2021

New grocery store reflects Cornerstone church’s belief that ‘South Dallas deserves beautiful things’

New grocery store reflects Cornerstone church’s belief that ‘South Dallas deserves beautiful things’

A new neighborhood grocery store in South Dallas is part of Cornerstone Baptist Church's overall vision for a healthy community.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - June 16, 2021

Laying out food pantries like grocery stores gives choice and can lead to healthy habits

Laying out food pantries like grocery stores gives choice and can lead to healthy habits

Aunt Bette's food pantry at St. Philip's in South Dallas is set up like a grocery store to provide choices to hungry neighbors. This can create the kind of positive psychological environment conducive to healthy consumer habits, experts say.

Food Apartheid

Bekah S. McNeel - May 19, 2021

To feed community members, Crossroads partners with churches, public housing facilities and neighborhood centers

To feed community members, Crossroads partners with churches, public housing facilities and neighborhood centers

"Most people that come to our [Red Bird] food pantry come to it as a last resort, when their food stamps have run out at the end of the month,” says Katie Peters, who manages community relations at Crossroads Community Services. “The unique thing about our community partners is that they typically have recurring clients."

Food Apartheid

Michelle Aslam - May 18, 2021

Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening a grocery store to address food insecurity in South Dallas

Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening a grocery store to address food insecurity in South Dallas

In an effort to address food insecurity in the community, Cornerstone Baptist Church is opening Southpoint Community Market, a neighborhood grocery store that will sell fresh and affordable food.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - May 6, 2021

Non-profit grocery store Jubilee Market in Waco fills a gap for affordable, nutritious food

Non-profit grocery store Jubilee Market in Waco fills a gap for affordable, nutritious food

Jubilee Market in Waco has attracted the attention of city leaders from across Texas looking for innovative ways to provide affordable and nutritious foods in low-income neighborhoods. However, Jubilee may be a unicorn, because it relies on a leader who lives in the neighborhood, a strong base of supporters and a financial safety net.

Food Apartheid

Sujata Dand - April 28, 2021

In Dallas’ food deserts, community gardens ease — but don’t end — hunger pangs

In Dallas’ food deserts, community gardens ease — but don’t end — hunger pangs

Community gardens have been a way of life for people in South Dallas for years. Without a nearby grocery store, residents have often had to rely on their own gardening skills for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food Apartheid

Nazarene Harris - April 27, 2021

A farmers market on wheels aims to combat southern Dallas ‘food deserts’

A farmers market on wheels aims to combat southern Dallas ‘food deserts’

The idea formed a few years ago, when UNT Dallas biology professor Kelly Varga took her students to the Mill City neighborhood to help clean up a community farm. The woman who ran the farm told Varga she saw a need in her neighborhood for quality food and a healthy outlet for young people.

Food Apartheid

Amber Gaudet - February 14, 2021

Reporter sought for Dallas Free Press, Dallas Morning News ‘food apartheid’ project

Reporter sought for Dallas Free Press, Dallas Morning News ‘food apartheid’ project

The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Free Press, in partnership with the national Solutions Journalism Network, are looking for a reporter to spend the next five months reporting on "food apartheid" in Dallas.

Dallas News

Keri Mitchell - November 9, 2020

Amid a pandemic, Restorative Farms plants seedlings for South Dallas growth

Amid a pandemic, Restorative Farms plants seedlings for South Dallas growth

More than 300 of Restorative Farms’ GroBoxes are now producing basil, okra, peppers and more in backyards, front yards and patios across Dallas, including more than 50 in South Dallas.

Food Apartheid

Sriya Reddy - July 8, 2020

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