Rural food deserts overcome challenges during pandemic

According to the USDA, a rural food desert is a community in which 33 percent of its population lives more than 10 miles from a grocery store.

About 20 percent of rural Americans meet this criteria and the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse for them.

In hopes to overcome these trying times, some small grocery stores are turning to social media so customers can shop and see what all they have in stock.

Carly Whorton, with Cecil K’s Hometown Market in Holton, Kansas says, “Not only are we seeing that our revenue is being maintained, but maybe, even a little bit better than when our doors were open.”