Statewide: The growing problem of food access in rural areas
There has been a lot of focus on urban food deserts, forcing people in cities to travel farther to access fresh food items. But that problem also exists in rural areas. At least two Illinois counties lack a grocery store.
Rural America has been losing its grocery stores for decades. Fewer people are living in the countryside, and mom and pop markets aren't able to compete with large chains. But there are efforts to find a solution. We have a report.
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