The USDA has a term used for an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. They call it a “Food Desert”.
Many poor people live in food deserts—where they have plenty of food but none of it healthy.
Bonton is a South Dallas community where 85% of men have been to prison, poverty is rampant and jobs are scarce. Bonton is also a “Food Desert”, where access to healthy foods is non-existent. Read more about Bonton Farms and what living in a “food desert” is like, here: http://bontonfarms.org/our-story/.
I would also encourage you to listen to this podcast episode of “Culture Matters” by The Village Church.
But why should I read more about a farm in the middle of Dallas and listen to a podcast about Systemic Racism?
Because ignorance is not and never will be bliss.
One of the best things we can do is have a conversation with each other.