Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist visits Marquette Food Co-op

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - On his tour of the Upper Peninsula, Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist visited the Marquette Food Co-op on Tuesday.

The owners of the grocery store led Gilchrist around, explaining their business model.

He was also shown the community classroom, and the prep room at the cooperative.

Much of the conversation at Tuesday's visit was explaining to Gilchrist how the co-op works to help make good food accessible to all communities - something that tends to be unavailable in areas across the U.P.

"This is saying there's a community problem and where there's a collective responsibility to solve it. We can take that thinking and apply it to all of our challenges, whether it's infrastructure, education, all things that we have a shared interest in, but sometimes everyone isn't stepping up to invest in," says Gilchrist. "This co-op shows if we can do it with food, we can do it with our health, we can do it with just about anything."

The lieutenant governor's next and final stop was Able Medical in Gwinn.

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