Why Grocery Stores Are Avoiding Black Neighborhoods

PUBLISHED: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:00:07 GMT
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A food desert is an area with low-access to healthy and affordable food. About 19 million people in America live in a food desert, and it disproportionately affects Black communities. Despite nationwide efforts to improve poor food environments, many of the biggest names in America’s grocery industry continue to avoid these neighborhoods.

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