Life in a food desert, where fresh produce is 2 bus rides from home

FORT WORTH, Texas — Willie Brown carefully guided his cart of groceries off the Trinity Metro Bus. The cart thumped on the ground, and he slowly pushed it across an empty parking lot toward home.Thirty years ago, that empty parking lot would have been filled with shopping carts and families buying groceries. It would have been where Brown shopped. Now, the Stricks Food Store is empty. Its parking lot at East Jefferson and Evans avenues is used as a gathering place for people who use bus stop No. 5.The building is a reminder of what the Hillside neighborhood used to be.“This area is dying,” Bro…

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