As Many as 450,000 People in the County Live in Food Deserts; Group Wants to Increase Access to Supermarkets

Articles | October 5 2017

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer; [email protected]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Until last December, the stretch of Euclid Avenue near Richmond Road in Euclid was plagued by a dying shopping center and not many options for healthy foods for local residents.

But, with the opening of Simon’s Supermarket in the Euclid Richmond Shopping Center Dec. 19, the former food desert took on new life, residents say.

That area of Euclid was just one of dozens of food deserts in Cuyahoga County. As many as 450,000 people in the county live in a food desert, meaning they don’t have convenient access to healthy food. (Read more)