Here is a great article on “How Cooperative Grocery Stores are Bringing Food Access to Low-Income Neighborhoods.”
“It’s here that we need to make a distinction between food co-ops that are first and foremost designed to meet a community desire for organic and natural food as their fundamental goal, and food co-ops that are designed expressly to address food desert situations in rural or urban areas.”
What if we started a food co-op in Indy that had its primary mission of offering healthy and affordable food? Many of the examples provided in this article started as affordable food buying clubs, and then expanded to the public.
Why might this be a valuable idea for Indy? Because they could be community owned and operated, with greater chances of success. It also leverages the buying power.