Illustration for article titled Wonderful Wendell Pierce Opens Grocery Stores in New Orleans Food Deserts

Wendell Pierce, AKA the bunk, AKA the best actor and possibly best person alive, launched Sterling Farms, a chain of grocery and convenience stores in the food deserts of his hometown of New Orleans.


The stores offer fresh and healthy food, and offer rides home if you spend more than $50.

"The most important thing to me is creating a relationship with the community; creating an economic engine as an opportunity for them just to have access to a decent grocery store," Pierce says.


Wow, what an inspiration. This is the sort of activism that addresses real issues, and provides resources that enable communities. Plus, it just sounds like good business. CLASS ACT.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

[NBC Nightly News]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter