Residents of Elizabeth enjoyed our second play street July 20th in Midtown Elizabeth.
The pictures and videos tell the story:
Congratulations to Emily’s Supermarket in Elizabeth
FIRST HEALTHY CORNER STORE IN BAYWAY AREA!
A team from Shaping Elizabeth including: Priscilla Machado, Bayway Family Success Center, Jonathan Phillips and Rocio Morales, Groundwork Elizabeth, Karen Ensle, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Alane McCahey, The Gateway Family YMCA accompanied by Anna Ramos, NJ Corner Store Initiative set out into Elizabeth to visit 3 stores.
Anna was a great teacher and helped us get started. Priscilla had scouted a couple of stores in Bayway. Emily’s Supermarket in the Bayway area next to Mrvalag Housing and School #5 was excited to sign up. Storeowner Daniel Bernal has been involved with healthy corner stores in Newark and was ready to sign on immediately. With intake form complete Priscilla and Alane will be visiting the store in 2 weeks to supply healthy signage and learn what 4 healthy changes the store has made. We are hoping they may choose a healthy snack option and maybe some whole wheat bread.