Since 2007, K-State's Rural Grocery Initiative has been bringing attention to and assisting grocery stores in rural communities. Along the way, we have worked with some incredible communities, local leaders and grocery owners. The stories featured in our Food First magazine provide a glimpse of this important work and these amazing people. Read the first edition of Food First magazine here.
Now accepting applications for a Technical Assistance Associate
K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) formed a leadership team of interested rural food access stakeholders and launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2007. Our work continues to expand. We are now seeking someone to join our team and assist us with the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) within our healthy food access work.
For more information, read the full position description here.
K-State's CECD and Department of Sociology Partner with The Food Trust to Launch Center for Healthy Food Access
Recognizing that access to healthy food is often a challenge, particularly for people living in low-income neighborhoods, communities of color and rural areas, K-State’s Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) and the department of sociology, in partnership with The Food Trust and a diverse group of partners from across the country, is launching a national collaborative effort – the Center for Healthy Food Access – to help organizations and businesses increase access to and demand for healthy, affordable foods and beverages. Read more here.
After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back. Read more here.
Read more about a past presenter's experience at the Rural Grocery Summit here.
Listen to Dr. Procter on NPR here.
Learn more about the Rural Grocery Ownership Models.