Eri Espinal was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in North Philadelphia. Growing up in the DR, she watched her father run and operate several corner stores. Eating healthy was just a part of family life and fresh fruits and vegetables were easy to come by.
Now 28 years of age, Eri is a young business owner running her own store for the past 6 years called AG Grocery in lower North Philadelphia. Since 2017, she has enjoyed being a part of The Food Trust’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative (HCSI).
“The HCSI program has a positive impact on the community, and it helps us build stronger customer relationships.”