The Problem with Food

There is no shortage of facts to highlight how broken our global food system is. Despite having enough land and technology to grow enough food to feed our sky-rocketing population, millions of people go hungry each night and hundreds of millions of pounds of food are wasted each year.

According to the USDA, more than 11 million children in the United States live in “food insecure” homes.

A good portion of our country lives in what the USDA refers to as “Food Deserts” which the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Working Group considers to be “a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.”

There are many solutions to these very real issues affecting our daily lives, and you can play a pivitol role in your home and community to help solve this problem.

Food deserts mapped from coast to coast.
The Food Access Research Atlas, USDA

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