First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Los Angeles today for a taping of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show that will air on Thursday, February 2nd. Mrs Obama will be promoting the second year anniversary of Let’s Move!
Before the taping FLOTUS will be in Inglewood, California with Inglewood Mayor Butts, Dr. Robert Ross, CEO of The California Endowment and community leaders to highlight progress being made to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities.
According to White House Press Office…
“Last July, Mrs. Obama announced nationwide commitments to open or expand stores in areas with limited access to healthy food. This announcement included the creation of the California FreshWorks Fund, an innovative public-private financing fund designed to bring affordable fresh and healthy foods to critical food access areas in California.
Mrs. Obama’s event will showcase tangible changes being made by Northgate Gonzales Markets that will use FreshWorks financing to further prioritize healthy food retailing as they expand, create jobs, and nourish communities that otherwise lacked access to fresh affordable food. Northgate, once a small family-owned grocery store, has grown to be a community staple in dozens of locations across California. Northgate's newest locations promise to be among the first success stories for the CAFWF. These locations will bring access to fresh, healthy foods to communities that had none, and the FreshWorks Fund is building a long term partnership with Northgate by providing the financing for their stores.”
The First Lady will end the day by speaking at a Democratic National Committee luncheon in Los Angeles.