Food Deserts Are Their Own Pandemic Hot Spots

Amid horrifying Covid-19 racial disparities, America needs to expand access to healthy food

The line to get into a grocery store in Chicago, Illinois on May 1, 2020. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and First Lady Michelle Obama tour an urban farm in Chicago in 2011. Photo: Brooke Collins

Eliminating food deserts isn’t simply about ensuring that every child eats their vegetables — it’s a key to solving the more comprehensive problems that afflict corners of urban, suburban, and rural America alike.

Chicago’s 55th Mayor.

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