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Three Cool Ways to Fight Food Deserts in Baltimore


fighting food deserts in Baltimore

According to Baltimore City officials, one fifth of city residents live in a food desert (a neighborhood with little access to fresh and healthy food). That’s a full 125,000 people who’ll have a greater risk for obesity and health problems in part because they don’t have access to affordable, nutritious things to eat. Lucky for us, the city is tackling the problem head on, starting with a new map showing the on-the-ground reality of food deserts in Baltimore (can you spot the typo?) and extending to all sorts of innovative and ambitious programs to get fresh food into all corners of the city. Here are a few that we find particularly interesting: