A survey conducted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service found that central city communities such as Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and Layton Boulevard West are not “food deserts,” and healthy groceries are relatively affordable. That raises a simple question with a complex answer: why is obesity so prevalent in these communities?
FacebookTwitteremailReporters visited eight grocery stores in the south side neighborhoods of Clarke Square, Burnham Park, Layton Park and Silver City, the north side neighborhood of Lindsay Heights and one comparison store in Shorewood to gather price information for 35 healthy food items. Ultimately, 22 items were chosen because they could be directly compared across stores. […]
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County recently kicked off its annual “Feed the Kids” Summer Mobile Lunch program, drawing volunteers to Red Arrow Park to make sandwiches and pack lunches for this summer’s 10-week campaign. The program, which runs from June 20 to Aug. 18, provides lunches to children throughout Milwaukee who otherwise might not have access to nutritious meals.