Food Desert Plate- Charoset
Charoset symbolizes the mortar that our ancestors used while slaves. Grocery workers in food deserts are paid $7,000 less a year than grocery workers in other parts of the city ($11.04 an hour vs. $14.85 an hour) – an unnecessary economic injustice that pays workers below a living wage. Why are small stores in food deserts inadequate shopping options? While small stores in food deserts often advertise the sale of fruits and vegetables, they tend to offer a limited and sometimes rotting selection. Supermarkets would not only provide better and fresher variety, but would also offer the opportunity of better paying jobs that boost neighborhood economies.