By Ruby de Luna, www.kuow.org
January 11, 2010 by Ruby de Luna, www.kuow.org
Most people go to a grocery store or supermarket for food. But for many residents in South King County, the convenience store is where they shop. Without a car or adequate bus service going to the grocery store is a challenge. So their options are narrowed down to fast food restaurants or convenience stores. King County health officials are trying to change that. A corner store in West Seattle's Delridge neighborhood could be a model for giving residents healthier food choices.
The Super 24 store on Delridge Way looks like most convenience stores. The shelves are stocked with chips, candy and snacks. Near the register the hot case is filled with corn dogs and fried chicken, fresh out of the fryer. Also near the register there's a basket of apples, bananas and oranges.