Rahm Emanuel on Food Deserts and the Pandemic

The need for fresh food is acute right now

Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago, writes about how food deserts are creating pandemic hotspots.

“Within Chicago, African American neighborhoods with nearby access to grocery stores boast a lower Covid-19 mortality rate than those that remain food deserts. And while access to nutrition isn’t a panacea for the deep-seated issues that undermine access to the American dream, the absence of fresh food is a telltale sign of curtailed opportunity.”



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