Welcome to the Rural Grocery Initiative
Sustaining locally-owned rural grocery stores to enhance community vitality and improve food access.
The Rural Grocery Initiative, housed within K-State Research and Extension, aims to sustain locally-owned rural grocery stores to enhance community vitality and improve access to healthy foods by identifying, developing, and sharing resources that support grocers and rural communities.
Resources for Grocers and Community Leaders
The Rural Grocery Initiative has developed many resources to help others learn about the rural grocery industry. Whether you're a grocery, community leader, or just interested in learning more about supporting rural grocery stores in your community, there is information available.
We provide technical assistance to grocers and communities and partner with organizations and institutions that support rural grocery stores and communities.