Baltimore relaunching Virtual Supermarket Program

BALTIMORE - A number of grocery stores in Baltimore City recently closed shop, leaving a third of the city's neighborhoods in a food desert, forced to travel further and further to get groceries.

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Now city officials are teaming up with ShopRite to relaunch the Virtual Supermarket Program to help address the problem.

The program allows customers to order groceries online and have them delivered to a designated community building.

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Baltimore's program is working with the ShopRite of Glen Burnie and will deliver groceries to the Cherry Hill Library.

Residents can start ordering groceries online and have them delivered after noon Wednesday.

For information on the program, instructions on how to sign up and shop, head to the Baltimarket website.

The website can also help users find grocery stores, farmers markets, community gardens, urban farms and cooking classes nearby.

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