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.