Thousands of dollars will be able to pick up fresh groceries from General as the company does what it can to help families in need.
The rising cost of living in the US has made it impossible for residents to purchase basic groceries from their regular stores.
The discounter has made it its mission to give struggling families better access to healthy foodCredit: Getty
But now the discount chain has stepped in to bring fresh groceries to people in rural and neglected areas.
Amidst her vowed operational partnership with nonprofit organization Feeding America, she also donated $1 million to help families feed their babies affordably.
Dollar General is reportedly looking to expand the healthy food selection at ten of its Little Rock, Arkansas stores.
They currently offer fresh produce in more than 2,300 outlets, a spokesman previously told The Wall Street Journal.
This is part of their latest mission to offer fruit and vegetables at their 10,000 locations over the next few years.
The low-cost retailer aims to help locals in low-income areas of Arkansas who don’t have easy access to supermarkets.
Currently, there is at least one USDA-defined food desert in every county, according to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.
That’s why Dollar General is now launching its cool initiatives in various Little Rock stores.
These include supermarkets at 4748 Springer Boulevard, 3124 West Roosevelt Road, 7501 Maybellwell Cutoff Road and 15616 Alexander Road.
Other locations that will benefit include 14600 Arch Street Pike, 3500 John Barrow Road, 12626 Lawson Road, 5023 Baseline Road, 4701 West 65th Street and 9125 Stagecoach Road.
Americans will be able to shop for the top 20 items typically sold in grocery stores, reports Talk Business & Politics.
Households can also get 80 percent of popular items, including tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes and mixed salads.
Dairy products, frozen and canned vegetables, bread and cereals will also be available at great prices.
Commenting on the plan, Dollar General Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said: “At Dollar General, we are committed to investing in the well-being of the communities we call home.
“We understand that many Little Rock residents rely on DG to provide them with access to convenient, affordable and nutritious food.
“We are excited to invest in and expand the availability of fresh produce in the city as part of our continued commitment to improving access to healthier food in cities across America.”
Rising inflation has forced shopkeepers to look for cheaper options while doing their weekly grocery shopping.
Many Americans are now turning to discount stores and buying in bulk to save money.