April 11, 2022 – Six local stores are now participating in the Corner Store Initiative to make healthy food choices the easy choice in small retail stores that are often the only source of food in some of Savannah’s low-wealth neighborhoods. The program experienced challenges during the COVID pandemic, but is now beginning to thrive and new incentives are being introduced to entice more retailers and their customers to get on board.
Healthy Savannah has also been awarded a $10,000 grant from the City of Savannah’s Community Partnership Program to support the current efforts with the initiative.
“I am happy that the City of Savannah is a proud supporter of Healthy Savannah’s Corner Store Initiative through our Community Partnership Program,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. “This funding will bolster our current efforts to ensure healthy food options are available at corner stores and increase the capacity to reach more stores across our city.”