Monday, July 26, 2010

Tune In: Reyes Discusses Food Deserts w/ Patt Morrison

How can the City, and the residents of South & East L.A., attract grocery store chains? Why can’t a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s turn a profit in traditionally under-served areas? If they build the markets, will the customers come? Tune in to KPCC 89.3FM at 2 p.m. TODAY, to hear me discuss LA's food desert crisis during a special roundtable with host Patt Morrison.

Roundtable Guests:

Elliott Petty, Director of Grocery & Retail Projects, Alliance for Healthy and Responsible Grocery Stores, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Councilmember Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilman Representing Council District 1, chair of the City's Planning and Land Use Management

Matthew Dodson, Director of Local Government Relations for the California Grocers Association

Lark Galloway-Gilliam, Executive Director, Community Health Councils