Welcome to the Rural Grocery Initiative
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.
Apply to the Grocery Business Transition
The Grocery Business Transition Mentorship Program provides rural Kansas grocers with in-depth, customized technical assistance on a range business transition topics. This program gives grocers and community leaders the opportunity to work alongside a mentor to help plan the future of their grocery store.
Learn more about the program
Support the Rural Grocery Initiative
Your gift makes a direct impact, as it increases the number of communities RGI serves. Every gift, no matter the amount, allows the RGI team to meet with more community leaders and share resources.
Sign up for our newsletter
Subscribe to the Rural Grocery Initiative's monthly newsletter to receive resources, news about the grocery industry, and upcoming events and opportunities.