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Wendell Pierce, the actor and co-owner of Sterling Farms grocery store, chats with Dwight Henry, who will be making doughnuts and buttermilk drops in the store. David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune /Landov hide caption

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As a new documentary shows, a plate of soul food is loaded with questions about history, identity and health. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn/PBS hide caption

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Five days a week, the Peaches & Greens truck sells affordable fruits and vegetables to families on public assistance, people without a car, homebound seniors and even local workers who otherwise would grab fast food or candy for a snack. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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What Will Make The Food Desert Bloom?

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Participants, including Mario Batali, right, at the "Eat In," a Food Day lunch event in Times Square in New York on Monday.

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