78,000 area residents live in food wastelands


Larry James, the dean of Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, said many residents of low-income neighborhoods often do not have the transportation or the money to venture out of their communities.

“If I don’t like what’s on the menu in one restaurant, I can hop in my car and go to another restaurant, and if I don’t like the choices at one grocery store, my wife and I can go to another grocery store,” he said. “There are hundreds of thousands of Americans who don’t have the transportation means to do something that simple.”

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