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healthy is essential for everyone, no matter their financial situation. The
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is standing firm to that.
why they've turned a Stop & Go in Toledo into a healthy corner store.
getting fresh produce in the area was not possible. Now, the Healthy
Communities Program partnered with Live Well Greater Toledo to turn the Stop
& Go on Broadway into a healthy corner store – a convenience store that
promotes the sale of healthy foods through stocking and marketing items such as
Health Department says these stores are placed in low-income communities and
neighborhoods because the residents have limited access to public and private
transportation, and they often rely on corner stores as their main grocer.
if we can bring it into the places where they shop, they have better access to
the foods, and hopefully will start eating healthier," said Amy Abodeely, from
the Health Department.
is one other healthy corner store in Toledo: The Save Way located further down