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Peoria Community Rallies to Combat Food Deserts

Jan 12, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

More than 65 people turned out today at Peoria’s South Side Mission for a roundtable on what happens when two neighborhood Kroger stores close.

 

The discussion event planned by Democratic State Senator Dave Koehler was initially expected to have about 16 people participate.

Specifically, the idea of food co-ops was the topic for consideration as well as other potentially sustainable solutions to the community's growing food deserts.

 

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Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

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