Startups Offer Low-Cost Solutions for Food Deserts

Startups Offer Low-Cost Solutions for Food Deserts

There’s no clear-cut way to eradicate food deserts, but Carrie Ferrence believes a shipping container full of perishables is a good place to start.

This fall, the recent business school graduate and a fellow classmate opened Stockbox Grocers in a parking lot in the underserved Delridge neighborhood of Seattle. During its three-month trial run, the market offered an assortment of fresh produce, dairy, meat and other perishables. The shipping container, meanwhile, wasn’t used

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