Neighborhood groups are celebrating the reopening of a grocery store in San Francisco’s Bayview District, an area with little access to fresh or healthy food.
Ford’s Grocery, located at 1496 Oakdale Ave., planned to mark the reopening with a ceremony Thursday, following renovations to modernize the store.
The Bayview is a neighborhood with few places to purchase fresh food, according to Southeast Food Access, a neighborhood group that helped with the makeover of the store, which has been in the area since the 1980s.
As part of the renovation, heavy wooden shelves that used to be stocked with unhealthy foods like chips and candy have been replaced with metal shelves, produce bins and refrigeration units that hold fruits and vegetables, according to the group.
The group is working to get more grocery stores built in the neighborhood, but also to improve the options at existing corner stores like Ford’s, according to the organization.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News