On March 4, 2019, D.C. Policy Center Fellow Randy Smith’s analysis of food deserts was cited in a Washington City Paper article on a program that addresses food insecurity among expectant mothers:
There are stretches of barren blocks in the District, bereft of grocery stores that sell fresh produce and protein. According to the D.C. Policy Center, these areas of limited food access and a lack of close supermarket proximity are concentrated in the neighborhoods of Anacostia, Barry Farms, Mayfair, and Ivy City. More than 75 percent of D.C.’s food deserts are in Wards 7 and 8.
Read more: Food & Friends Partnership Helps New and Expectant Mothers in D.C.’s Food Deserts | Washington City Paper
Related: Food access in D.C is deeply connected to poverty and transportation | D.C. Policy Center