Located on the corner of East Franklin and Portland Avenues, Midwest Market and Halal Meats is a WIC approved store in Minneapolis. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children, a program run by the Department of Health to provide nutrition education for both mothers and their children, breastfeeding support, tips for feeding infants and children to help create healthy habits, ability to purchase healthy foods and referrals to health care and other community resources. Phillips neighborhood demographics include 44% Black or African American, 26% Hispanic, and 6% American Indian. Almost 39% are below poverty and 16% of those 65 and under and without health insurance. Having access to workable cooking and eating spaces in the home is equally important to eliminating health disparities.