Even With More Markets, Food Deserts Persist in Chicago

Even With More Markets, Food Deserts Persist in Chicago

Improving food access in “food desert” communities is a stated priority of the City of Chicago.

Over the past few years, City-led initiatives promoted new store openings in high need areas, such as the Whole Foods in Englewood. Most, but not all, of the Dominick’s stores that closed in 2013 have reopened under new banners.

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