Food Desert

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It's not often you hear about a community project that really benefits people - but isn't scraping for cash.

A recent influx of state and local funding, plus monies from organizations like Hunger Solutions MN really put some gas in the tank of Community Action Duluth's efforts to get their Mobile Market up and running.

Now folks who don't live close to a grocery store or for whom home delivery is problematic can do their shopping at a "grocery store on wheels."

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AICHO's purchase of the former 4th Street Market won't just restore food to a "food desert" in one of Duluth's poorest neighborhoods.

When it opens, perhaps next summer, it will provide four units of housing, an indigenous food market (perhaps the first in the state), a coffee shop, deli, gift shop and house a new coffee roasting business.