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Thousands of Americans have turned to Dollar General to buy fresh groceries as the store helps struggling families

THOUSANDS of Americans can shop for fresh groceries at Dollar General as the company does its part to help families in need.

The rising cost of living in the US has left residents unable to afford basic groceries at their regular stores.

The discounter has set itself the task of giving affected families better access to healthy food

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The discounter has set itself the task of giving affected families better access to healthy foodPhoto credit: Getty

But now the discount chain has stepped in to make fresh food easier for people in rural and neglected areas.

Amidst their admirable operational partnership with non-profit organization Feeding America, they also made a $1 million donation to help families feed their brood for less.

Dollar General is reportedly looking to expand the healthy food selection at ten of its Little Rock, Arkansas stores.

They currently offer fresh produce in more than 2,300 outlets, a spokesman previously told The Wall Street Journal.

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It’s part of their latest mission to place fruit and veg at up to 10,000 of their locations over the next few years.

The low-cost retailer aims to help Arkansas locals in low-income areas who don’t have easy access to supermarkets.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, there is currently at least one USDA-defined food desert in every county.

That’s why Dollar General is now rolling out its healthy initiative at various stores throughout Little Rock.

These include the supermarkets at 4748 Springer Boulevard, 3124 West Roosevelt Road, 7501 Mablevale Cutoff Road and 15616 Alexander Road.

Other locations that will benefit include 14600 Arch Street Pike, 3500 John Barrow Road, 12626 Lawson Road, 5023 Baseline Road, 4701 West 65 Street and 9125 Stagecoach Road.

Americans will be able to shop for the top 20 items typically sold in grocery stores, reports Talk Business & Politics.

Families can also bag 80 percent of popular items, including tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes and tossed salads.

Dairy products, frozen and canned vegetables, breads and cereals will also be available at a great price.

Dollar General Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said of the program, “At Dollar General, we are committed to investing in the well-being of the communities we call home.

“We know that many Little Rock residents rely on DG for access to convenient, affordable and nutritious food.

“We are excited to invest and expand the availability of fresh produce in the city as part of our ongoing commitment to increasing access to healthier food in cities across America.”

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Rising inflation has forced shoppers to look for cheaper options when shopping weekly.

Many Americans have now started buying items from discount stores and buying in bulk to save money.

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