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Approximately 23.5% of Baltimore residents live in areas that lack access to healthy and affordable food, affecting 146,000 of the city’s 621,000 residents. These areas are called healthy food priority areas, and are defined as areas with a lower than average number of food stores, and median income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. Also, less than 30% of residents own a car, and supermarkets are more than a quarter of a mile from resident homes. In previous years, healthy food priority areas were referred to as “food deserts.” Compared to 2015, an . . .

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