Mainstream Foodways

The Food Access team sampled the services of some the major grocery store entities in the city. It was clear early on that every store we studied had the desire to make not just quantitative but qualitative expansions. These stores increased everything from square footage to services offered, such as skills training prograTops Insidems, delivery services, and unique customer rewards, all of which helped to better serve the community. The fascinating find was that it wasn’t just the market agenda that helped facilitate this change. We learned through interviews with supermarket managers, owners, community organizers, partnership representatives, and council members, as well as online research, that the issue of food security is not only personal for many, but a public concern in Syracuse.