Castleberry Hill’s Boxcar Grocer opened at the beginning of this year, bringing local products and fresh sandwiches into a neighborhood that has long been without a full, quality grocery. The brother and sister team are now aiming at expanding the offerings of their current location and bringing their vision into food deserts throughout Atlanta. That buzzword, “food deserts,” is another way of saying what the USDA describes as “low-income communities that lack ready access to healthy food.”
Convience stores and gas stations are, of course, ubiquitous in Atlanta. Places to find real food, rather than processed junk, are much less common. Don’t take it from me, though. Just a glance at this USDA food desert locator and the depolarable picture it paints of Atlanta.
Check out the video below for more about Boxcar Grocer and take a visit to their Kickstarter to get involved.