The only place to buy groceries in this food desert city is a dollar store

WhenIncollingo’s market in Salem City officially closed its doorstwo years ago, the city joined the ranks of other parts of New Jersey now known as a food desert. And, despite efforts from city officials to entice a new grocery store to come to town, that status isn’t likely to change soon.The grocery store had served as the anchor tenant in the complex on East Broadway in Salem for years, but since it closed, the nearest location for a supermarket is a Save-a-Lot in Pennsville. While it is a 10-minute drive for people with availability to a vehicle, it is a nearly two-hour walk, according to ...


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