Corner stores are a staple in poor neighborhoods, where large supermarkets find it economically unfeasible to flourish.
The problem has long been that small groceries aren't known for fresh fruits and vegetables. That has left an impoverished population bereft of good food, compelled to live in so-called food deserts.
But Philadelphia's Food Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious food, has been working to change that.
Recently, Brianna Almaguer Sandoval, 30, of the Food Trust, was recognized for her efforts in changing what gets stocked in corner stores.
She leads the Trusts' five-year-old Healthy Corner Store Initiative, a program that provides education and financial support to corner stores to help them increase their availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.