by Christy Little Jones
With what started out as a petition from 500 North Carolinians urging General Assembly lawmakers to ensure access to healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains to underserved communities, has resulted in the passing of the Healthy Corner Store Initiative! This initiative will help more than 1.5 million people living in food deserts throughout North Carolina!
MomsRising members and families in North Carolina joined their voices and rallied together to bring about awareness and gain support for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative! Together, they set up kid-run produce stands outside of legislature offering fresh North Carolina produce. They signed petitions and polled registered voters. The support was astounding!
Join Values Partnerships and the entire faith community as we celebrate this monumental win with our friends at MomsRising, one of our nation’s leading voices for issues affecting women, mothers and families.