Food deserts have emerged as a growing problem in the United States as more Americans are moving to more urban areas and increasingly face food insecurity.But the trend is also a symptom of the country's growing reliance on agricultural commodities, with more people opting for packaged, canned, frozen or even packaged goods.Here are some things you need to know about food deserts and how they affe...
A group of Alabamas gathered to celebrate after being able to get food aid into their community.
In a statement, Governor Robert Bentley said they were glad to hear the community was so grateful for the aid and to be able to help those in need.
“The response to this great news is incredible,” he said.
“It was not a question of whether or not we were going to receive this aid.
It was a question about whether we were actually going to be receiving this aid, and that was the question that had to be answered, and I think we are.”
Alabamian food producers will receive $5 million to buy new equipment.
“Our goal is to be here when they receive their food aid and then to help them make the best out of this assistance, and to get them to stay,” Bentley said.
Food is also being distributed to people living in shelters and in areas with limited access to food.
Bentley said the state is also going to distribute free food vouchers to people.