Connect with RGI

The Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) provides resources to help establish and sustain independently-owned rural grocery stores. RGI works to serve as the national source of evidence-based information for rural grocery questions, identify and respond to the significant challenges that rural grocery stores face, highlight and promote sustainable models of rural grocery operation, and strengthen access to healthy foods.

We provide technical assistance to grocers and communities and partner with organizations and institutions that support rural grocery stores and communities.

For more information or to request technical assistance, please email