Feeding the City: Food Access and Grocery Stores


Feeding the City: Food Access and Grocery Stores



Tiffany Erin Hendricks


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



Several areas of Dayton are considered “food deserts,” meaning that fresh fruit and vegetables, along with other healthful whole foods, are largely unavailable in these areas. Drawing on Facing Project Narratives in Dayton as well as social science literature, the purpose of this research poster is to investigate food access in the City of Dayton. More specifically, thise poster will highlight the causes, conditions, and effects of food deserts and how the presence of a food desert can be representative of the inequalities present in Dayton citizens’ lives. Additionally, connection between poverty and food access is discussed as well as current and potential efforts to combat this issue such as the Urban Renewal Farm, government-subsidized grocery stores, food cooperatives, and increasing the size and resources available for urban growing.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Danielle C. Rhubart

Primary Advisor's Department

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


Stander Symposium project

Feeding the City: Food Access and Grocery Stores