Introduction- A Food desert is an urban area where it is hard to buy food for several reasons. There are no grocery stores in a food desert. There might be convenient stores that have a limited supply of fresh fruits and veggies. It is probably hard for people to walk to the grocery stores in other areas because they are too far away. Some people living in a food desert may not have their own transportation and have to rely on public transportation which can be expensive. Food deserts are mostly located in the Southeast Raleigh area. I feel very compelled about this topic because one day I might have the same problem. For example, if i lived in a food desert. I'm hungry and we need food in the house. My mom's car is broken down and we can't get to the grocery store because it's too far to walk. So picture yourself in the same situation as me or worse .org/blog/workin.www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article44920740.htm
Issue: Many people are affected by this issue. These food deserts can badly affect people who have low income. It affects areas where people must travel long distances to get to stores. It affects where they can buy healthy food at decent prices. This issue is causing obesity to happen in` kids who can't get fresh veggies and fruits because of this maybe all they have to eat is sugared based foods. Our community should care about this because when they grow up if they are obese then its gonna cause problems in our jobs that need physical ability they won't be able to be hired.if this issue is not taken care of we're going to have a bunch of unemployment which leads into the issue of homelessness and then there is going to be too many people to feed all of them at a homeless shelter plus it might be hard to get clothes for obese people because no obese people will donate big clothes because they're homeless the effects are really bad but we do have some solution. org/blog/workin.www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article44920740.html
SOLUTION- North Carolina citizens are starting to grow community gardens and they go out there, pick the veggies, clean them, and then cook them and bring them to the food deserts.They are opening food programs and pantries to help people living in food deserts Groups of volunteers are planting fruit trees and bushes in the backyard of South Park’s Neighbor 2 Neighbor organization. The trees were planted to help residents learn more about gardening and fresh food likely provide a healthy snack. WakeMed has a group called Advocates for Health in Action. It is made up of 50 organizations in the county working to increase food and physical fitness access. They have created a Community Assets map to pinpoint food and physical activity options throughout Wake County. raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2010/10/25/the-food-desert-of-southeast-raleigh. Conclusion- we can stop food deserting from happening. By building more grocery stores by neighborhoods that suffers from food deserts, and we can help by getting a lot of people to come together and volunteering helping build gardens or even building nearby stores or grocery stores. We could collect food to donate people that are living food deserts.