The Incline | Inside Pittsburgh’s food deserts, where buying milk or veggies is impossible

By February 18, 2019August 4th, 2022Media

“There’s the dichotomy: It’s a foodie city, but not a lot of people are close to a grocery store.”

By Rossilynne Culgan and Colin Deppen

Jessica Paquette arrived at the Arlington Avenue dollar store around noon on a recent Wednesday. She needed to buy milk. The 30-year-old mother of two walked through the aisles stocked with confections and party favors to a small refrigerated section at the back. She stood there a few moments, paced for a few more and then flagged down an employee.

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