In autumn of 2009, Peapod and Neighbor Capital began to strategize on solutions for Chicago’s Food Desert communities. Later that year, Peapod retained Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group to complement and enhance the impact of their Healthy Families collaboration through robust empirical analysis. We conducted a block-level study to identify the greatest at-risk families in the Food Desert who might be suffering now or in the future from obesity, diabetes and other diet-related conditions. Learn where the top 100 blocks are located that – if additional mainstream food solutions are provided – would likely 1) reduce diabetes overall, 2) positively impact the greatest number of children, and 3) positively impact the greatest population overall.

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