In ND Food Desert, Town Gets Funds for ‘Self-Service’ Grocery Store


In recent years, North Dakota’s smaller towns have seen at least 15% of their grocery stores disappear. That’s prompted a flurry of action, including a local solution tied to an annual grant program. Munich is a city of less than two hundred people in northeastern North Dakota. The area’s development arm has been awarded a grant through AARP’s Community Challenge program, because the community’s lone grocery store – which is nonprofit – struggles to keep regular hours amid operational challenges. To read the complete article, click here.