Several communities in the D.C. region are food deserts — areas with little or no access to fresh food. However, some new grant money will soon help alleviate the problem. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Reinvestment Fund, awarded more than $4About $200,000 will go to open a grocery store in the town of Indian Head in Charles County, Maryland. Agriculture Department Rural Development State Director for Delaware and Maryland David Baker told WTOP the community has no place within a 7-mile radius to purchase fresh food.
Grant aims to bring fresh food to Md., Delaware food deserts
June 13, 2022