Food Desert Demolition Clears Way For Construction Of New Grocery Store By Charlie Schlenker & Christopher Stoinev • Jul 10, 2020 West Market Street Council / Facebook The demolition of the former Fox Plaza in on Bloomington's west side has cleared the way for construction of the new Market Street Plaza. Olympia 4-H Club Gets $25K Grant To Expand Emergency Mini Food Pantries By Jolie Sherman • Oct 17, 2019 State Farm Youth in the Olympia school district are getting some big help as they chip away at food insecurity in rural McLean County. West Market Street Council Reaches Agreement To Buy Plaza For Grocery Store By Darnysha Mitchell • Aug 30, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT The West Market Street Council announced Friday it has reached an agreement to buy a west Bloomington shopping plaza in hopes of building a space for a new grocery store and other businesses. West Bloomington Garden Needs Money, Manpower To Keep Growing By Eric Stock • Aug 9, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT A vegetable garden that's been growing in a west Bloomington food desert has come to a crossroads. Draining The Food Swamp: Bringing Fresh Food Back to Rural Towns By Tim Shelley • Jun 28, 2019 People have been leaving rural midwestern areas for decades. And it’s not just population loss. Often fresh food sellers move away too. There might be hope, though. Why Is West Bloomington A Food Desert? By Judith Valente • Feb 5, 2018 Judith Valente / WGLT There’s an acre and a half of land adjacent to Sunnyside Park on the west side of Bloomington that, come summer, will transform into plots of garden-grown vegetables. Colleen Connelly, one of the garden's curators, surveys the scene.