Fair Food Access Meets with DTA

By KBJR News 1

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 9:32 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A group in Lincoln Park is striving to make food more accessible to people living in the neighborhood.

Fair Food Access is a group of citizens which is striving to make healthy food more accessible to the area.

On Thursday the group met with a representative from the Duluth Transit Authority to help solve this problem.

The group says Lincoln Park is a food desert, meaning a full grocery store is a mile or more from any given location in the neighborhood.

Officials say working with the DTA would help give people better access to healthy food.

"As of September first they are going to do some route changes and there will be certain buses that are close enough to grocery stores and they will be designated grocery store routes," said Cheryl Lockwood.

The group organized a year ago and hosts a farmers market at the Harrison Community center every Thursday.

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