Food deserts are geographic areas where access to affordable, healthy food options (aka fresh fruits and veggies) is limited or nonexistent because grocery stores are too far away.
With limited options, many people living in food deserts get meals from fast-food restaurants.
People are coming up crying because they can’t get food anywhere,” Fresh Grocer CEO Pat Burns told FOX News.
One resident is quoting saying “I have to go to Indiana, in order to get food now because my local grocery store is closed down.”
Local Market Foods is the main source of fresh food for people in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, and during all of the chaos, the community came together to protect it.