Dallas Lures Tom Thumb to Food Desert
Other parts of North Texas take groceries for granted but southern Dallas has large food desert areas where groceries are miles away.
Dallas Agrees to Tax Breaks in Hopes of Bringing Grocery Story to Food Desert
The Red Bird Mall redevelopment site has been a food desert with groceries miles away. On Wednesday, the city of Dallas agreed to nearly $6 million in tax breaks to lure a Tom Thumb store there. Ken Kalthoff has the story.
Creating a Stable Table for Food Insecure North Texans
Something good is happening for families that are food insecure across North Texas, thanks in large part to the innovation of a certain organization.
Grocery Store in Southern Dallas Food Desert to Reopen
Some parts of North Texas have a grocery store on every major corner. Other areas, especially portions of southern Dallas, are food deserts with fresh food miles away.
State Fair of Texas Initiative Reaches Goal of Serving Fresh Produce to Community
The “Big Tex Urban Farms” started as an initiative in 2016 to grow and donate fresh produce to the south Dallas community– which the USDA has designated as a food desert. Friday the fair announced they’ve reached their goal of donating 1 million servings of fresh produce to that community.
McKinney Man Turns Life Around and Buys Store Where He Once Sold Drugs
NBC 5 shares a powerful story of redemption that’s taken decades to unfold. Meredith Yeoman has the story of Jason Hernandez a man who has found a unique way to fulfill a promise he made to himself and his community.
Full Circle Moment: McKinney Man Buys Corner Store Where He Once Sold Drugs
A North Texas man finds redemption and is giving back to his community after turning his life around.
City Council Committee Asks What Grocers Need to Thrive in Southern Dallas
Some Dallas city leaders are hoping 2022 brings relief to the long-standing food deserts in Dallas. NBC 5’s Maria Guerrero reports on their efforts to get quality grocers in the city’s southern neighborhoods.