Despite the flashy headlines and ribbon cuttings of Whole Foods, Rivertown Market and other — the overall number of full service grocery stores in Detroit is actually on the decline.

We don't have enough square footage of grocery store to serve our population, and there's a rise of dollar store alternative that don't provide fresh food.

Although not technically a food desert, many Detroiters are food insecure and underserved.

There’s also a rise of dollar stores that don’t offer fresh food.

Residents routinely head to the suburbs to meet their needs, sending hundreds of millions of dollars out of the city.

We also get into ways people are working on this problem, including the work of the Detroit Food Policy Council. Our guest is Amy Kuras to talk about it.



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