Oasis in Food Desert?

For Pine Ridge residents, Subway offers alternative to pricey produce.
1:50 | 10/14/11

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Who would ever thought -- subway -- could signal revolutionary home. But the week after this -- opened on the reservation and -- a woman came in and they really was crying as she says. I haven't eaten at Q come rain in years because they're so expensive it is -- in the banks a Lakota helps manage the store to -- to come in order. Green peppers about Packers all the vegetables that normally cost a lot of money and -- concerns here. She -- among people applied for work here and one loyal worker we have an employee. Who worked here for twelve months since she lost over and 25 pounds. She was our -- when I started working here I -- -- -- that 356. Her name is Mallory iron moccasins now eyewear -- and. The average life expectancy just 58 men's 66 for women the lowest in the nation. You're dying here almost twenty years earlier and the rest. So how did this happen and hurting ourselves. Alcohol abuse drug abuse and -- we have so many deaths in our community Edwards also related that -- in pain. So there's a constant pain -- you think you -- is. The convenience store but it's more than a convenience store we're here to serve we're here to meet the needs of the community. That is far from major shopping areas if you run out you have to go to town. Nothing worse than having a customer coming in to by aids and you don't have many are. An item that beanie baby formula we don't have. They -- the 45 miles to get it.

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