The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night to authorize a letter of agreement with “Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy” and Los Tres Hermanos grocery on Business Loop 70.
“Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy” is a program with MU extension and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, that aim to prevent food deserts in the community. According to the USDA, a food desert is areas of low access to quality fruits and vegetables within a 10-mile radius. In 2015, Downtown Columbia was on that list. Program Director Kara Lubischer talks about the program's multistep approach.