Cheaper Groceries Made Available In Inner City

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 14:41



Residents of Saskatoon’s inner city now have a place to buy inexpensive, nutritious foods.


For the past month, SWITCH — a student wellness initiative that provides health and dental clinics, counselling, and other health services — has been selling fruits and vegetables, and now eggs and milk, out of the West Side Community Clinic at low prices.


Brent Thoma is one of the students who runs SWITCH.


He says items are sold individually or in small quantities, because people in the area can’t afford much more, and most of them are walking home with the groceries.


Thoma says between 30 and 40 people have been shopping at their make-shift store.


It’s open Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30.