Black-owned stores work to end D.C.’s food deserts | Washington Post

July 07, 2022
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On July 7, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Food access in D.C is deeply connected to poverty and transportation, was cited by the Washington Post:

Wards 7 and 8 lost four of their seven full-service grocery stores between 2010 and 2020, while the city’s other six wards gained 37 grocery stores during that decade, according to an earlier D.C. Hunger Solutions study. Over 75 percent of the city’s food deserts were in wards 7 and 8 alone, D.C. Policy Center reported in 2017, and 85 percent of the around 160,000 residents of the two wards lived more than a mile from a grocery store.

Read more: Black-owned stores work to end D.C.’s food deserts | Washington Post

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

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