This afternoon we spent with our church family packaging up fruits and vegetables for the families in areas that are referred to as food deserts. A food desert is a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is alleged to be hard to obtain, particularly for those without access to an automobile,
In a study on urban food environments, participants described the lack of supermarkets as both a practical impediment to healthful food purchase and a symbol of their neighborhoods’ social and economic struggles. Within cities, there are more than three times as many supermarkets in wealthier neighborhoods compared with poorer areas. Residents in low-income urban areas are often forced to depend on small stores with limited selections of foods at substantially higher prices.
Fruits and vegetables are items that require frequent trips to the grocery store and in areas like the section of McKinney where we visit, it simply isn't always economically possible to make trips to the store. Today we served 70+ adults and 50+ children, we ran out of bags of food so we will prepare more next month. Our McDermott family serves this area the first Friday of each month.
Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Luke 6:21