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Rural Grocery Initiative

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.

This Small Town Refused to Settle for Walmart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed

After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back. Read more here.

Food Frontiers

Past Summit Testimonial

Read more about a past presenter's experience at the Rural Grocery Summit here.

Dr. Procter Highlights RGI on NPR

Listen to Dr. Procter on NPR here.

Rural Grocery Ownership Models: Case Studies

Learn more about the Rural Grocery Ownership Models.