Deseret News best of 2012: Care for the poor

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 12:28 a.m. MST

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Real Food Farms
Forty years ago, the people of southeast Baltimore considered Oliver a quiet, middle-class neighborhood. Today, the median household income is $21,448 per year, according to the U.S. Census — well below the national poverty line. The community is plagued by crime, drugs, racial rioting, underperforming schools and abandoned houses. And if that wasn't enough, the residents of Oliver live in one of the worst food deserts in America.

A food desert is a community where retailers offering fresh food are scarce, but fast-food restaurants and convenience stores selling prepared foods are plentiful.

Read the full report here: Mobile farmers markets feed families in food deserts
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