Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kansas City Rollin' Grocer Food Desert Fix

Another worthwhile write-up of this Kansas City alternative solution for the urban core grocery dilemma that's much more practical than trying to mimic suburban food temples that mostly throw away their stock. Checkit:

Rollin' Grocer Takes On Kansas City's Food Deserts

The problem of food deserts--low-income areas that lack stores selling healthy, fresh affordable fare--is a tough nut to crack. Supermarkets typically are low-margin, expensive businesses to start and run. And while some entrepreneurs have introduced buses that drive around neighborhoods selling fresh produce, generally they don't have a lot of other stuff shoppers need.