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Latinos make up around 32% of the population in Lubbock, TX. Many folks who live here don’t have neighborhood grocery stores that sell healthy food options, pushing families to buy food from limited and pricey convenience stores or the drive-thru window. One woman in east Lubbock hopes her idea will improve the health of her neighbors and save them some money.
Kassey Sexton has acquired funding for a small building and plans to convert it into a small store that would provide lower-cost, healthier food options for her and her neighbors.
Sexton hopes to have her store open by spring and plans on stocking it with produce grown from community gardens.