Editor’s note: Welcome to our ongoing series about food deserts. Statistics show that several neighborhoods across the city of Wilmington are suffering from a lack of access to affordable, healthy food. Known as “food deserts,” the residents of these areas do not fit one stereotype, but are often a combination of several factors including age, location and socioeconomic background. This series seeks to understand the origins of food deserts, define who suffers from this issue and what experts say can be done about it.
We hope this original series will serve as a foundation and a resource for those working to understand the food desert crisis and a point of reference for future stories.
What you see here is a group of all of our stories in the original series, organized for convenience, with other, related stories, too.