“The mayor of Irvington, N.J., Wayne Smith was at the openings. “We hope people are eating correctly and more conscientiously choose these items because of the health problems that affect urban neighborhoods. We think making these changes we will see subtle shifts in cultural habits,” he said.”
Six neighborhood stores opened Friday, starting a new campaign to offer residents healthy food options and to put fresh fruit at the fingertips of people living in parts of Irvington. The city’s health department set up fruit stands inside corner stores using city grant money.