Ripe for Change


Candor is the peach capital of North Carolina. Decades ago, the small town was a booming pit stop for travelers on their way to Myrtle Beach.

Today, Candor’s vitality is diminished. Its only grocery store closed down more than 10 years ago. Residents are forced to travel to nearby towns for healthy food.

Some believe resident’s lack of access to healthy food is related to Candor’s high rate of childhood obesity–it’s higher than the state and national averages.

This would paint a bleak picture if it weren’t for the efforts of residents who want to make Candor a better place to eat and live. These community members see a town ripe for change.

This is their story.

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