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The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

116 Umberger
1612 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

St. Francis Super's


Community: St. Francis, Kansas
County: Cheyenne
Region: Northwest
Geographical Context: Rural
Date Funded: March 2019


St. Francis Super’s is owned by Perk and Beth O’Dell and is located in St. Francis. The O’Dell family has been serving rural communities in 11 locations as local grocers for more than 60 years. This project aims to expand the St. Francis Super’s store to allow for a larger capacity of fresh, healthy food for their community. Through this project, a $15,000 grant from the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative was awarded to increase store space by 15%, with most of the increased space going towards a larger produce section and new refrigeration.


“The community of St. Francis knows first-hand what it’s like to not have access to a local grocery store. Now that the store is once again owned and operated by a community-minded family, the goal is to continue to increase access to healthy food choices while continuing to keep them affordable for all.”
St. Francis Super’s


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