Buck, Cohen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Grocery Stores to Food Deserts

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) and Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Act to increase rural communities’ access to fresh and affordable groceries, create jobs, and stimulate local economies. This legislation would increase the rehabilitation tax credit for establishing a grocery store in a food desert, increase the work opportunity tax credit for these grocery stores hiring local residents, veterans, disadvantaged youth, and other workers with barriers to employment, and create a tax credit for selling fresh fruit and vegetables. 

“Access to fresh and affordable food is fundamental to maintaining a

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