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Food deserts are urban and rural communities with no or severely limited access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. In the United States, approximately 23.5 million people live in food deserts. This report focuses on five for-profit grocery and food establishments that have implemented promising business initiatives to combat food deserts: (i) Brown Super Stores; (ii) Whole Foods Market; (iii) Wegmans; (iv) Juices for Life; and (v) Walmart. It dissects the initiatives that these establishments have used to provide fresh food to their communities and, as a result, how they have helped combat food deserts. By doing this, we hope to foster dialogue about how to bring positive change to food desert communities.
New York Law School
Food Deserts, Food Equity
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Health Law and Policy
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