Little Caesars Goes To Court Over Food Stamp Decision

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The owners of a dozen Little Caesars pizza locations are suing the federal government over a recent decision by the Portland office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kick them out of the food stamp program.According to a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Portland, local USDA Food and Nutrition Service officials granted the Little Caesars franchisees the ability to accept food ...   More
Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Corey Pein

Making Food Deserts Bloom

Tax dollars bring healthy foods to neighborhoods without supermarkets. But can it reduce obesity?

News Stories
Muktar Abdow is terribly proud of the refrigerator and freezer at his African Mini Market on North Killingsworth Street. He shows them off with a smile and a wave of his hand that’s appropriate    More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Market of No Choice

PDC looks at a new, high-end grocery downtown, far from where the city needs one most.

Multnomah County
More than 17,500 people in Portland don’t have easy access to supermarkets or full-service grocery stores—a problem city officials say they want to fix.     Many of their neighborho   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland's Food Deserts

That's deserts, not desserts.


Food & Drink
The USDA has just cobbled together a ton of data on access to food around the U.S. (sadly hosted on some of the worst, slowest servers on earth). One of the tools it has created is an interactive map of "food deserts," which it defines as: "a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store." ---The data identifies nine ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 RUTH BROWN


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