Everyone needs access to healthy and affordable food. When we work together to eliminate the barriers people have in accessing healthy food options, there is a positive ripple effect in our community, including health care. There are three census tracts in Des Moines that are food deserts, mostly on the city’s northeast side. We must fix identified food deserts by:
  • Prioritizing easy and affordable access for all people in Des Moines to eat healthy and raise healthy kids and families.
  • Promoting co-ops, community gardens, pantries, and small storefronts that ensure nutritious food is easily accessible in our most underserved communities