Va First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

The First Lady of Virginia – Dorothy McAuliffe – helped kick off a campaign this morning designed to bring healthy, fresh food to parts of Roanoke where it is not readily available. The YMCA of Roanoke Valley will spearhead the “Healthy Corner Store Initiative.” Jackie Grant is the Y’s Vice-President of Operations. She says they hope to have “Y-25” – named for a census tract in a Gainsboro “food desert” – off the ground by next spring,  once they have lined up suppliers for a convenience store at the corner of 11th Street and Orange Avenue