LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's no secret Louisville is dealing with a food desert as many grocery stores have picked up and left.
A new store opening in West Louisville is using lemons to make lemonade. They are bringing awareness to food-insecurity.
Organizers and city officials bit into lemons at the grand opening for The Oasis Food Market this morning at Sisters Visitor Center on West Market Street.
The non-profit will help solve the area's lack of affordable, good quality fresh foods. It will not only provide ingredients but the recipes to put them together.
“We want to inspire people. I don't want to educate people, I want to inspire people because that's when they are going to really take hold. So, we're going to show you inside how you can eat oatmeal with fruit and save $200 a year for a family of four versus sugary cereal,” Matt Dills of Buehler’s Cash Savers COO said.
It's all thanks to Dare to Care, Cash Savers, Catholic Charities and the city.
The Oasis is a test run to see if the concept could work in other areas of the city.