City Council is tackling food deserts by increasing access to fresh fruit, vegetables
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s District 3 is the largest area in the city and is also home to the most food deserts, where large portions of the population lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables. “We do not have any access to readily available fresh fruits and vegetables, unfortunately, because of the lack of grocery stores out there. She says the community needs a big-box grocery store. We got fresh fruits and vegetables -- avocado, tomato, cucumbers,” Viagran said. “We got that fresh fruit and partnered with that Corner Store to have that food out there at a reduced cost.”District 3 has eight convenience stores that carry fresh produce.