Food Deserts - More common than you might think.
Food deserts are low-income census tracts where a substantial number or share of residents have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. They often occurs in low-income urban and rural communities. Click the image to find out if you live near one!
Food deserts create limited access to fresh and nutritious foods for individuals and families. A lack of proper nutrition can produce a plethora of negative health outcomes for people who live in or near food deserts.
Solve the Problem!
WhyHunger.org talks about many great ways to help put an end to food deserts. Some of the most popular ideas include levying local governments to provide start-up capitol or other resources to individuals who start neighborhood grocery stores or community gardens in food desert communities. Local governments can do this by first learning about the level of access residents have to food by conducting a Community Food Assessment.
Grove, Kansas is directly addressing the problem by creating a network of community-owned grocery stores targeted at eradicating food deserts.
Put your creativity to use to put an end to hunger in your community!