BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bedford-Stuyvesant has for years been considered a “food desert” by some, a designation that rankles Melissa Danielle.
Having lived in Bed-Stuy her whole life, Danielle sees a more complicated problem than just providing new access to food. It’s also getting people to care about the food they eat, and showing people how to get healthy food on their own, instead of relying on outside organizations.
“I’ve always been interested in how people can be galvanized to solve their own problems,” Danielle said.
To that end, Danielle created Bed-Stuy Bounty, a food-buying club celebrating its first anniversary in April, that allows members to buy healthy organic food in bulk, directly from local farmers, and have it delivered to a location in Bed-Stuy.