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The new faces of American farming

This June, United Way and Kellogg brands partnered help communities combat food deserts through our United Against Food Deserts program.

Kellogg employees and other volunteers from the community worked on community gardens in nine cities around the country.

We’re increasing access to sustainable supplies of fresh produce through supporting community food gardens in nine cities across the U.S.  We will be planting, tending, weeding, mulching, and building together.

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An urban “food desert” is a low-income area more than a mile from a grocery store.  Urban food deserts represent 82% of all food deserts.

Approximately 12 million people who live in U.S. food deserts have at least some difficulty accessing healthy food, including fresh vegetables and fruits.

*Source:  https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=42729
 

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