Okay, so we borrowed the phrase “A Tale of Living in a Food Desert” from this excellent video. Put together by the folks at the Los Angeles Alliance For A New Economy (LAANE), this short video is actually called “A Tale of Two Women: Crossing L.A.’s Grocery Divide”. It clearly shows the lack of good food choices in South Los Angeles and why the time has come for us to join together and form the SoLA Food Co-op .
Featuring two women – one who lives in a food desert, the other who lives in a neighborhood with full-service supermarkets – the video follows them as they switch places and experience what the other faces when it comes time to buy groceries. Interesting to watch as the two woman quickly realize the profound difference. Classic.