State and Local
Policy Efforts to Watch: Mobile Grocery Stores
Several entrepreneurs and nonprofits interested in expanding healthy food options have passed a proposal through the city's regulatory committee that will allow mobile grocery stores. The Twin Cities Mobile Market, a new program of the Wilder Foudation, intends to serve low-income areas that have been designated as food deserts. Learn more about this exciting development here.
Minnesota Grocery Access Task Force
The Minnesota Grocery Access Task Force, convened by the Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Minnesota Grocers Association, and The Food Trust, presented policy recommendations to support supermarkets and other fresh food retail in underserved neighborhoods at its final meeting in September 2012.
- Learn more about the report which helped establish the task force: Food For Every Child: The Need for More Supermarkets in Minnesota.
- Learn more about the policy recommendations generated by the task force: Stimulating Grocery Development in Minnesota: A report of the Minnesota Grocery Access Task Force.
- The Saint Paul – Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission has an online forum for public and private stakeholders to assess how local food systems are operating and suggest policies; share information; and plan for increased access to safe, healthy, affordable food.
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