Month: June 2022

Surry County awarded grant to eliminate food desert

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) — A new grocery store is coming to Surry County.

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Leaders are working to add a grocery store to the community in an effort to eliminate the county’s designation as a food desert. It is all part of the county’s comprehensive plan to “continue its efforts to attract a grocery store and build a community center to address these health concerns.”

Officials argue that “compared to the average Virginian, Surry residents have more limited access to healthy foods and exercise opportunities.”

The grocery store is possible through

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