To combat rural food deserts, one group is taking to the road.
The Anchor Mobile Food Market is a trailer filled with food from the Save-A-Lot in Winfield, that travels to several different Cowley County communities, including Dexter, Udall, Burden and Atlanta. It’s part of the “Honor Capital” which is a veteran-owned grocery business that owns 10 grocery stores across the US.
“I appreciate that I can just ride right down here and get some celery for dinner without having to drive all the way to Mulvane or Derby,” Steve Brown of Udall said.
District manager Anita Hadley says the concept is especially helpful for older clientele who can’t always drive 20-30 minutes into the nearest town with a grocery store.
“A lot of people forget the ketchup or the mustard or, maybe I need a lime for the dinner I’m making tonight…so far we’ve had a great response with lots of excitement,” Hadley said.
The Anchor Mobile Food Market is currently experimenting with the times of day in different communities until they establish a better understanding of shopper’s habits. For their full schedule, visit them on Facebook.