Food is a Human Right in Louisville
Recent announcements have stated that several grocery stores are closing in the Louisville area. All of these grocery stores are located in Louisville neighborhoods already known to be food deserts*
Southland Terrace Kroger in Shively closed:
Pic-Pac in Russell, a West Louisville neighborhood, closing:
Kroger In Old Louisville slated to close this month
As a "Compassionate City," Metro Louisville must put its resources into ensuring every neighborhood has equitable access to nutritious, desirable food.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has stated:
“There’s a role for all of us in making sure no one is left behind or goes wanting.”
Food is a human right.
We must hold Greg, our Metro Council legislators, as well as the retailers, accountable. Kroger has simultaneously built large, variety filled, grocery stores in affluent neighborhoods:
*Food Deserts - Locations with little to no access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and other ingredients for nutritious meals