Food Access Policy Commission http://wrkf.org en Grocers Absent from BR's Scotlandville Neighborhood http://wrkf.org/post/grocers-absent-brs-scotlandville-neighborhood <p>For over 30 years, Scotlandville hasn’t been able to attract a grocery store.</p><p>Mayor Kip Holden has tasked the new <a href="http://www.healthybr.com/fresh-beginnings/food-access-policy-commission.aspx">Food Access Policy Commission</a> with figuring out how to get grocers interested in investing in the community again.</p><p>Wednesday, the commission is looking over feedback recently collected from grocers about the worries that have kept them away.</p><p>With nearly 26,000 residents living in poverty without access to fresh food within a one-mile radius, Scotlandville is the largest <a href="http://www.healthybr.com/fresh-beginnings/food-access-policy-commission.aspx">food desert</a> in Baton Rouge.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:44:06 +0000 Jarondakie Patrick 8783 at http://wrkf.org Grocers Absent from BR's Scotlandville Neighborhood