The Rockford Food Desert Project is an initiative
by community leaders and 'Eyewitness News'
to raise awareness about the lack full-service
supermarkets providing fresh fruits and vege-
tables on Rockford's west side. Studies show
that Food Deserts can have the effect of short-
ening a person's life and increasing health
problems through the lack of availability of
nutritious food within a reasonable distance to
If you would like to join our effort and become
a foot soldier in the fight to end Rockford's Food
Desert, please sign our petition.
Non profit group with ties to Warren Buffet makes a visit to Rockford
Victory Bell sees rehabilitation of southwest Rockford as critical to city's economic recovery.
Scott Christiansen discusses what's being done to bring fresh food to southwest Rockford.
What lessons a black entrepreneur's attempts to end a 'food desert' in his community mean for ending Rockford's.
The foremost expert on 'food desert' talks about how Rockford's and others take years off the lives of its residents.
Finding a grocery store can be difficult for residents in some Rockford neighborhoods, but that may be changing.