Across New Mexico — and the entire U.S. — many low-income areas and Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color lack access to affordable, healthy, and culturally relevant foods.
Diets rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can mean better community health and disease prevention. This is especially important now, as more than seven months into the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, many families are newly struggling to keep food on the table.
This is why NRDC and our partners in the Campaign for Healthier Solutions are pushing Dollar General — one of the largest retail chains in the nation — to sell locally grown foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, in their stores to better protect the health of their customers and invest in local communities. This is essential in New Mexico, a state with one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation.
Tell Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos to help provide communities with affordable, locally grown food — starting in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
Tell Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos to help provide communities in New Mexico with healthy and nutritious food and to support local farmers and economies.
Mr. Todd Vasos, CEO at Dollar General Corporation
Please continue your work to get affordable, locally grown food into NM Dollar General stores!
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