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Study reveals Allen County continues to struggle with food deserts

Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) - The Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne used data collected over the last 5 years to conduct a study about how low income households compare to other issues in the area.

They found that there are 37 areas in Allen County that are considered food deserts, or areas where people don't have access to grocery stores and fresh food.

More than 1 in 3 Allen County households cannot afford the basic costs of housing, food, health care, child care, and transportation, despite being employed.

One resource community members can use is the Community Harvest Foodbank which Carmen Cumberland tells NewsChannel 15 is working to solve the food desert issue.

They identify these neighborhoods in need and take a food wagon there with bread, dairy, and produce.

If you want to see a full list of the areas they serve, click here.

 


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