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Social Entrepreneurship

Delivering the Goods

Entrepreneurs are setting up shop in the nation's urban food deserts.

 

When the My Street Grocery truck pulls up in front of a low-income housing complex in Portland, Ore., neighbors make their way curbside to shop for fresh produce or buy meal kits that will feed a family of four cheaper than a fast-food restaurant. Across the country in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood, business is bustling at Boxcar Grocer, where the corner convenience store has been updated with farm-fresh produce, healthful snacks, and high-concept design.

Entrepreneurs are setting...


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