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Tawanna Dillahunt on the role of grocery delivery services

Tuesday, 02/16/2021

Tawanna Dillahunt, associate professor at UMSI, was interviewed by The Plug for their article on Zero Grocery, a food-delivery service that focuses on sustainable, plastic-free convenience. Read the full article here.

Dillahunt, who has researched how online grocery services can help address food deserts, said: 

The lack of reliable and affordable transportation and access to healthful food is a key challenge that can be mitigated with online grocery delivery services. With COVID-19, there are other issues that have arisen, for example, those with underlying health conditions might not feel safe in stores or traveling to them. So, online food delivery services are playing a key role.