September is National Food Desert Awareness Month! To highlight issues relevant to food deserts we are releasing responses from a spring 2009 food desert survey conducted in concert with a forum held last spring at MIT: From Food Desert to Food Oasis.
The report has been sponsored and produced by the following partners: MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society Human Development and Health, Northeastern University, Institute on Urban Health Research, Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Planning and Public Health, the National Center for Public Research, and Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group. Special thanks to Dr. Lindsay Rosenfeld for her exceptional contributions and commitment to this ongoing body of work. The partners also thank everyone who participated in this survey. We are pleased to share these results and we look forward to future collaboration.