Fifth Ward Farmer Street Garden to offset food desert

For months we've been following the plight of low income neighborhoods where there are no major grocery store chains. Those places are called food deserts.

One of those areas is Fifth Ward, but there could be a ray of light shining through the darkness.

Houston's City Council voted today to subsidize a grocery store in the Fifth Ward. That agreement calls for the developer to build the store within three years.  The store would be erected on 2.3 acres of land on Lockwood and Lyons that was sold by the City of Houston two years ago.

This comes as others in the Fifth Ward look at alternative ways to have fresh fruits and vegetables in an area called a food desert. One way is the Fifth Ward Farmer Street Garden on Benson. That's where we met the caretaker Earnestine Lloyd.