The 'Rollin' Grocer' is Designed to Eliminate Food Deserts

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 3, 2016
References: rollingrocer & munchies.vice
The 'Rollin' Grocer' is a mobile grocery store that is designed to fill in the nutritional gaps left by food deserts in Missouri. Although Kansas City is a growing urban center, the city still lacks real grocery stores in its downtown core. This initiative aims to supplement the needs of those living downtown by bringing a fully stocked grocery store directly to residents.

The Rollin' Grocer is a mobile grocery store that operates in Kansas City. Like a traditional grocery store, the truck is stocked with everything from produce to canned goods. The truck is designed to produce minimal waste, with anything that is out of date donated to local food banks. The store is largely meant to serve low-income residents in the city's downtown core who are unable to access traditional supermarkets. As a result, the truck helps to combat the issue of food deserts and the lack of proper nutrition that results from a poor diet.