Not enough grocery stores for a health population in #NewOrleans. via @globalsiteplans

Not enough grocery stores for a health population in #NewOrleans. via @globalsiteplans

New Orleans, Louisiana is a city loved for its famous food culture and its assortment of unique dishes. So it’s a shame when one also learns this food loving city has also been named a food desert. Despite these famous dishes, resources to healthy food become a scarcity for many low income neighborhoods which are located a mile or further from the nearest supermarket. The national average is one grocery store for every 8,500 people, whereas Nola has only one for every 14,000 people . Not to mention 20% of households in the state of Louisiana are under the poverty line and lacking transportation. Due to long distances to fresh produce, corner stores become an easy option for food. Corner stores overpopulate the city providing fast, unhealthy, super cheap options of fried chicken, po-boys, and processed foods. Because food deserts exist in all states and are the result of ri...

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