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The search for a solution to Grove food desert

The search for a solution to Grove food desert

When it comes time to shop for dinner in Grove, the pickings are slim.

A resident looking for something to prepare at home without traveling far is limited to a frozen pizza from a 7-Eleven convenience store or a meal assembled from offerings at the local Dollar General.

With one of the store’s yellow shopping carts leading the way, a shopper can pull chicken breasts and macaroni and cheese out of the freezer and then snag a couple cans of green beans off a nearby shelf to make dinner for a family easily enough. But fresh food is another matter.

Beyond several bananas sitting beside the 7-Eleven’s cash registers and a smattering of produce items, including several onions...

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