The Food Desert in Minneapolis

food desertThe Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as any area where “at least 20 percent of the area’s residents live at or below the poverty line, and at least either 500 people or 33 percent of the area lives more than a mile from a supermarket or large grocery store.”  The Twin Cities are not immune.

Check out the interactive map from the USDA on where food deserts are located. And read the Star Tribune article on what people are doing in Minneapolis to fix this problem.

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