New Hanover County

From Mobile Farmers’ Markets To Public Transportation: Local Organizations Creating Solutions For Food Deserts

Port City Daily

WILMINGTON — Every night, about 630,000 people in North Carolina households don’t have enough to eat.

In New Hanover County alone, about 16,000 Wilmington residents live in a food desert, according to County Manager Chris Coudriet. But, what is a “food desert?”

The USDA defines food deserts as census tracts—also known as neighborhoods—that are both low-income and have low-access to grocery stores or supermarkets.

There are several organizations working to combat the issue of food deserts and food insecurity throughout New Hanover county.

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