KELO-Radio: Small-Town Minnesota groceries see boost from Good Food Access Program

EXCERPT: “Supporters of small-town Minnesota grocery stores are hoping for new funding to continue the Good Food Access program. They say the state grants help bring quality nutrition to areas that would otherwise be ‘food deserts,’ and that helps rural communities. Corey Christianson took over one KC’s Country Market several years ago, and another location a few months back. Both are in rural areas, and one is the only grocer for miles. Christianson said affordable loans are tough to get. He received two small grants from the Good Food Access program – for badly-needed cooler, deli, and refrigerator upgrades – and local folks said he was saving the hearts of those tiny towns.” FULLSTORY: