Charlotte Talks: Tackling Food Insecurity In The Queen City

Apr 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2018

The number of people living in Charlotte who have no healthy food options is growing. Mike Collins sits down with a panel of guests to look at what is being done to improve access to fresh, affordable food. 

For most people living here, access to fresh food is as easy as traveling a few blocks to the nearest grocery store. That is not the case for many on Charlotte’s east and west sides. 

About 90,000 people in those areas live in what are called "food deserts," where access to affordable, fresh food is nearly impossible. But work is being done to provide relief and we hear about those efforts to stave off food insecurity during this hour.

Guests:

Reggie Singleton, director, The Males Place

Nadine Ford, director, North Carolina Community Garden Partners

Kathy Metzo, past board chair, Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council

India Solomon, mobile market coordinator, The Bulb