Non-profit Grocer Keeps Costs Low by Managing Own Supply Chain and Distribution

Minneapolis-based Pillsbury United Communities is tackling North Minneapolis' chronic food desert with a non-profit grocery store.

460 395 North Market

Over the last few decades, the community of North Minneapolis has been one of the most chronic food deserts in the country. A community of 67,000 ethnically and economically diverse residents, the area numbered 30 convenience stores and only one full-service grocery store. People were seriously deprived of fresh food choices and wellness services, impacting the rise of illness and disease. 

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