Fund in State Budget Would Aim to Make Food Deserts Bloom

Public News Service

February 18, 2016
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A provision proposed for the state budget could help finance healthy groceries for food deserts. More than 1.5 million Virginians, including nearly a half-million children, live in rural and urban areas with limited access to supermarkets.

But the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund could help finance new stores in those parts of the state.

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