How Online Grocery Delivery Could Help Alleviate Food Deserts

December 19, 2019, NPR, Isabella Gomez Sarmiento - For people who live in food deserts, getting groceries can be a real challenge. According to a 2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, about 2.3 million people in the United States live more than a mile away from a supermarket and don’t have reliable vehicle access. If they don’t own a car, they have to find a ride, take public transit, walk or bike to the closest store. The trip takes time, money and energy - and can be especially taxing for people who are older or who have physical disabilities.

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