Black-Owned Credit Union Financially Backs Market Bringing Fresh Food To New Orleans Residents In Food Deserts

“The City of New Orleans is a proud investor in Canseco Properties through our Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI),” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said, according to ESSENCE. “Since its inception, FFRI has invested over $13 million to bring fresh food access to underserved communities. Sinesio Canesco provided the Gentilly community with its first full service grocery store following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina.”

She continued, “I applaud Mr. Canesco’s strong commitment and great contribution to our city and look forward to Canseco’s continuing its impact throughout our communities by expanding our people’s access to fresh, affordable, healthy food. We are grateful to Hope Credit Union and Mr. Canseco for supporting and understanding the need of this critical resource for our people.”

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