On May 15, 2019, Fellow Randy Smith’s report on food equity in D.C. was cited by WUSA 9:

In 2017, a report by the D.C. Policy Center found that the overwhelming majority of the city’s food deserts were east of the Anacostia, with more than half located in Ward 8 alone. A food desert is an area where there’s a lack of access to fresh fruit and vegetables and other “healthful whole foods,” according to the USDA. They’re usually caused by an absence of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and other healthy food providers.

Read more: How long will you live? Your neighborhood might hold the answer | WUSA 9

Related: Food access in D.C is deeply connected to poverty and transportation | D.C. Policy Center


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