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This town lost its only grocery store, so the local government opened one

The town of Baldwin, Florida took the necessary steps to avoid becoming a "food desert." A "food desert" is a place with no easy access to groceries. And when Baldwin's only grocery store closed its doors, the town was confronted with that possibility. But the town's government stepped in and took over the grocery store that closed. Residents can request food items they want stocked to the mayor. And town maintenance workers help unload the groceries. The store is meeting its modest sales goals, but residents hope this is only a stopgap measure.




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