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The Downtown Grocery Store Project Committee is seeing endorsements from businesses, organizations and individuals.
Nearly 24,400 adults and children in Lawrence live in a food desert. A food desert is an area where the majority of people live more than one mile from a grocery store and at least 20 percent of residents meet the federal poverty level.
The Downtown Grocery Committee is a group of community members working to address the food desert spanning North Lawrence, East Lawrence and the Pinckney and Brook Creek neighborhoods by advocating for a grocery store at Seventh and New Hampshire streets.
Want to learn more? Read the group's FAQs here. Join the Facebook group here.
Endorsements can be completed by submitting the form linked below or through the online form here.