Julia Madsen // Living in a Desert

This is an ongoing series exploring the issue of food deserts in Baltimore. A food desert is an area of a city where there is a lack of grocery stores providing healthy food within a reasonable distance of the community.  This leads to a lot of consequences in these communities. Many of these communities residents rely on corner stores to keep themselves going. These stores sell snack types of food, not produce and healthy food. Yet these stores support entire neighborhoods in between trips to the store. There is a direct tie between the regions considered food deserts, and the backgrounds of their residents. These regions are majority low income households. This issue is about food, but the real issue is about who exactly is being denied food.