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Together Baton Rouge hosts meeting to discuss 'grocery gap'

Grocery Gap  (Source: WAFB) Grocery Gap (Source: WAFB)
 Some people in East Baton Rouge Parish feel shortchanged in their choices of grocery stores.

They met with the group “Together Baton Rouge” Monday night to talk about their community’s grocery gap or areas that lack quality grocery stores. Some areas have limited access to fresh foods and the concern is what it does to your health.

“When you consider a grocery store you go there and get fresh fruits and vegetables and stuff,” says Riley Thomas. “I don't ever see any fresh fruits and vegetables on the shelves of those so-called community groceries."

Together Baton Rouge plans to meet again Aug. 25.  They hope to have a formal plan to fix the food access problem.

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