Legislation Aims to Help Folks Stuck “Buying Their Dinner at a Gas Station” INDIANAPOLIS – Congress is considering steps to bring healthy groceries to food deserts in Indiana and across the country.
Grocery stores work on a notoriously thin margin. And as Kate Howe, managing director of the Indy Hunger Network, points out, when some grocers close, the folks in impoverished rural and urban areas can end up forced into, as she puts it, “buying their dinner at a gas station.”
“Often what they’re left with is convenience stores and gas stations and fast food,” she explains. …(Read More)