|Published:||Feb 01, 2012 4:32 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 01, 2012 4:33 PM EST|
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Northgate Gonzalez Markets may be the biggest Southern California supermarket chain you've never heard of.
That's set to change after first lady Michelle Obama visits the site of a future Northgate Gonzalez Market in Inglewood on Wednesday to showcase efforts being made to draw grocers to low-income neighborhoods.
Obama, who is on the second day of her two-day visit to the Los Angeles area, is making the stop as part of her "Let's Move!" campaign to boost healthy food and fitness.
Part of the campaign includes promoting initiatives such as the new $264 million California FreshWorks Fund, which finances grocery businesses in areas underserved by traditional supermarkets.
One of the fund's first projects was a $20 million loan to Northgate, which operates 34 supermarkets in Southern California.
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