How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap
Where food deserts have proven difficult to shake, nonprofits are engaging
With grocery store chains leaving markets behind without any alternatives, nonprofits are increasingly filling in the gaps.
The issue has become more prominent in recent years as for-profit stores have closed specific locations or shut down entirely. For example, last year Virginia grocery chain Farm Fresh closed its doors after its parent company decided to focus on its wholesale business—a situation that nearly proved tragic but was saved from a worse fate after other major national grocers, such as Harris Teeter and Kroger, stepped in to purchase most of the buildings.
Not every area is so lucky.
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