Food deserts

My story on a new small grocery startup in Seattle, called Stockbox Grocers, just came out in the new issue of Seattle Met Magazine. Stockbox was started by two recent grads from Bainbridge Graduate Institute and their first shop opens this month in Seattle. During a business marketing class two years ago, they set out to create a concept business to bring good, healthy food into urban neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to a grocery store. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 23.5 million Americans live more than a mile from a supermarket and don’t have access to a vehicle or easy public transportation. These hard-to-shop urban neighborhoods are called food deserts and they’re a growing problem in the U.S. Check out the story in the Writing section of my website.