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KCK Group Tries to Make Fresh Food More Accessible

Community council members, organizers and others gather at the Dotte Mobile Grocer's soft launch in November. Members hope the community council gives this food desert-busting initiative more staying power than other attempts to run a grocery on wheels.  (Photo by Madeline Fox / Kansas News Service)

Mobile Grocer Hopes that Listening to Locals Will Help Fill a Kansas Food Desert

According to a report, more than 800,000 Kansans don’t have access to fresh, affordable food. And that void can leave those people less healthy. Some communities are experimenting with ways to make nutritious food easier to find. Madeline Fox, of the Kansas News Service, takes us to Wyandotte County, where a group is experimenting with a grocery store that comes to its shoppers.


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