Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Food Deserts? Stockbox Grocer's Food Desert Solution: The Shipping Container
The solution to the problem of urban food deserts may come in a shipping container
A group of Seattle entrepreneurs has come up with one solution to the urban food desert problem, and it doesn't involve adding traditional supermarkets to underserved areas. Their new venture, Stockbox Grocers, is taking the favorite building block of the green-building movement—the shipping container—and adapting it into a miniature food emporium, packed from floor to roof with fresh produce and other staples.