Feb 17

Food Deserts Affect Both the Poor and Preppers

Consider this from The Advocate:

Mayor-President Kip Holden and the group Together Baton Rouge said Thursday that they have teamed up to try to find a solution to the problem of “food deserts” in East Baton Rouge Parish, which are areas defined by poverty and poor access to supermarkets and large grocery stores.

This article focuses on bringing the fresh produce to the “food deserts”, but does not speak to making them affordable to low income families.

All of this discussion about people living in “food deserts” and because of their poverty can’t travel to a grocery store which carries produce makes me think about another issue.

Are preppers who have the income to prepare and support more than one household willing to include poverty stricken families if the families are willing to trade skills or labor for their place in the prepper bug-out location?

What do you think?  Would you adopt people in poverty if they came to you today and asked to be included in your preps?


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“Subscriber Services.” EBR Officials Tackle ‘food Desert’ Problem. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2013.



1 comment

  1. Hillary Shaw

    More on food deserts at http://www.fooddeserts.org

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