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Food is a Human Right in Louisville

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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

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