Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container

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Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container
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Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container

by Zak Stone

September 18, 2011

This first store—housed in a temporary structure that's actually smaller than a shipping container—is intended as a six-to-eight-week experiment to feel out the needs of the community and gather feedback. "A lot of people who come in are breaking down the myth that people of low income and mixed income don’t want access to organic or natural food," Ferrence says.  By the end of next year, she and partner Jacqueline Gjurgevich hope to have four permanent shipping container stores up and running.

"Everyone’s really excited to have a grocery store in the community," Ference says. "The community’s been asking for years."

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