Distance from a grocery store, availability of healthy foods, and food prices all heavily influence what an individual or household is going to eat. These barriers can negatively affect diets, lifestyles, and food security.
Food accessibility is a huge problem for residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Bargain Grocery. 12% of people in Oneida County are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to healthy foods, and SNAP benefits don’t last all month. But eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive.
We built Bargain Grocery in the middle of a food desert — a place that used to lack access to fresh, affordable, healthy food. Our goal is to get fresh food into the hands of people who need it — everyone. You can find dairy, meat, produce, and homemade grab-and-go meals made either by convection, or steam, to stay away from deep frying. At Bargain Grocery, we focus on making fresh, healthy, and affordable foods available for all.
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