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posted 07/20/18

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A bag of local organic produce — from fresh corn to tomatoes to broccoli to snap peas — would typically cost more than $30 to buy at any store or farmers markets. But for workers at two Louisville companies, the same bag will cost just $5 this summer.
Rural communities nationwide are often hit hardest by food insecurity, meaning the people who live there don't have enough access to healthy, affordable food. Kentucky, according to recently released national data, is no exception.
As more grocery stores close than open in Jefferson County, some residents say they're still disappointed that the buildings will not again provide food to their communities.