Sen. Gillibrand to announce legislation aiming to end food deserts on Long Island

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be at Island Harvest Food Bank in Melville Friday to announce legislation aimed at ending food deserts on Long Island.
Food deserts are areas where a significant number of residents do not have easy access to a grocery store.
The legislation would incentivize grocery stores to open locations in underserved communities that are currently forced to turn to corner stores or convenience stores.
The proposal would give $50 million in annual mandatory federal funding to encourage supermarkets to establish new locations.