I Feel Like I Just Can't Do It! Help!!!

by Theresa
(Chattanooga, TN)

I live in the middle of nowhere and there's not really an abundance of fresh fruits & vegetables around here. There are absolutely NO vegan stores. Our own market doesn't even carry organic produce. I feel trapped by my surroundings. Even though there are no vegan stores, I should at least have the option to grow my own food. Unfortunately you need land and dirt for that. This cement jungle is a hell hole. There's no way this can be legal!

Everybody tells me that I should just move if I'm unhappy, but what about the others that live here...what happens to them? This is bigger than my incessant pleas to the grocers and the mayor's office for my nutritional freedom. This is so wrong. I'm not say a vegan store is the answer, but it's a start. If people had healthier options, I'm sure the community's health would improve. Is there anything someone can suggest? Maybe a petition or something would help. We have to make healthy eating a possibility for everyone. I'm so tired of seeing kids being sent to school with a McDonald's sausage biscuit and Hi-C orange drink. That has to be killing them.

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