PUEBLO — A local group is trying to solve the food desert issue on Pueblo's east side.
Pueblo City Council will decide on whether or not to approve giving Care and Share $40,000 to build a food pantry near where the old Safeway was on the east side.
"We are excited to go in and provide a pantry that will be open three or four days a week some work hours, where working people will be able to access it. And the food that we will be able to provide is great, nutritious, delicious food for these people," Care and Share CEO, Lynne Telford said.
If the city council approves this, Care and Share hopes to have the pantry open by early summer.