Many people are excited about this project because before this, some called the area a food desert.
“I worked in downtown Lansing, and I became concerned that I had no easy access to a grocery store,” said Emily Schwarzkopf of the Michigan League for Public Policy.
Three years ago, Schwarzkopf says an idea sparked in her head.
“I actually had contacted then representative Schor’s office,” said Schwarzkopf.
Schwarzkopf says she considered downtown Lansing a food desert, meaning it’s not easy to get access to fresh groceries, and while she may have a car, many others who live in the area do not.
“Not everyone was afforded that opportunity to just hop in their car and go to the grocery store,” said Schwarzkopf. Aug 29, 2018 – WLNS CBS TV (Lansing)