Democrat and Chronicle

Nov. 5, 2018 - The closing of local Tops Friendly Markets stores has left residents worried about their access to affordable fresh food. The Lake Avenue store was often shoppers’ first stop for grocery staples. Lake Towers which is just blocks from that store is located in one of the most “food insecure” ZIP codes in the state, with 40.6% of residents having limited or uncertain access to adequate food, according to data from Feeding America, in partnership with local agencies Common Ground Health and Foodlink.

Residents in food-insecure neighborhoods grapple with Tops closure