Chicago Food Deserts
Chicago has been ranked second to New Orleans as the "worst urban food desert" in the USA. According to a report authored by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group, some 600,000 people are estimated to live in food deserts in Chicago. What does this mean? It means that in a typical Black neighborhood in Chicago, the nearest grocery store is roughly twice as far as the nearest fast food restaurant.
This beautiful video visually explores the food desert neighborhoods of Chicago. With her self-owned business, Green Door Grocer And Gardens, Teena Lorie is among many active Chicago citizens addressing the public health and justice issues of food deserts in their cities by providing access to fresh and health foods with urban gardens and mobile supermarkets.