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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.
Danielle C. Rhubart
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Stander Symposium poster
Hendricks, Tiffany Erin, "Feeding the City: Food Access and Grocery Stores" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 841.