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Lucas Home Oil

 

Community: Lucas, KS
County: Russell
Region: Northwest
Geographical context: Rural
Date Funded: April 2018

 

Lucas Home Oil is a convenience store located in Lucas. The owners, Marc and Coleen Lovin have operated the store for 30 years. When their local grocery store in Lucas closed, the Lovins decided to expand the grocery offerings of their convenience store. This project received $25,000 of grant funding from the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative to support their 1,500 square-foot expansion and purchase of new equipment to increase the store’s healthy food options by 30 percent. In addition to offering bread, milk, and eggs, they now sell fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and grocery items to Lucas and five surrounding communities.

 

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