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Get on the Grocery Bus in Aurora

Zup's in Aurora before it closed in 2016. Zup's in Aurora before it closed in 2016. |  Photo: WDIO

November 13, 2017 02:27 PM

It's been nearly two years since Aurora had its own grocery store. Zup's closed in January of 2016. That has lead to limited healthy foods locally. But that is going to change.

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Essentia Health, AEOA, the Rutabaga Project, and Arrowhead Transit are partnering together to launch a new bus route.

Every Friday, Arrowhead Transit will make a trip from Aurora to Super One in Biwabik and the IGA in Hoyt Lakes. The bus will pick residents up from their own homes.

"Making a healthy difference means listening to the community" says Tiffany Soderman, who works with patients each day at Essentia Health-Northern Pines. "We heard during focus groups that residents want more access to healthy and fresh foods. This is one of the ways we are trying to meet that need."

The new bus route will start on Friday, November 17th. Residents must call 1-800-862-0175 (choose option 2) before Friday each week to schedule a ride. 
 


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