Mildred, Iola featured in national news program on food deserts

The Mildred Store and Humanity House, along with a grocery store in St. Paul, were featured on the CBS Evening News on Thursday. The segment discussed rural food deserts and how grocery stores are turning to unusual arrangements to meet the need.

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March 18, 2022 - 3:45 PM

Two Allen County food providers made national news Thursday as the CBS Evening News highlighted the plight of rural food deserts.

The Mildred Store and Humanity House, along with a grocery store in St. Paul, were featured in a three-minute segment.

The report highlighted that 40 million live in food deserts in the U.S., which in rural areas means they are at least 10 miles from a grocery store. At least 20% of those people are low income.

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