Englewood residents meet to discuss new Whole Foods

Englewood residents meet to discuss new Whole Foods
Englewood residents meet to discuss new Whole Foods

Englewood residents meet to discuss new Whole Foods

Chicago still has pockets of food deserts, areas that have no grocery stores but plenty of corner shops that don’t provide healthy foods for residents. Englewood is one of those neighborhoods, but that’s changing with plans to build a Whole Foods. When the high-end grocer first announced it was moving to this high-poverty community, some Chicagoans were shocked. But the company says it’s driven by the mission to bring healthy options to areas riddled with junk food. Whole Foods officials visited Englewood last night to give updates about the store opening. WBEZ South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore was there and has a recap and what this effort could mean for eliminating food deserts in other parts of the city.