Recently, I came across this PolicyLink article, The Grocery Gap: Who has access to healthy food and why it matters

As a VISTA, none of the information mentioned in there is shocking since we live and serve in neighborhoods the article refers to. What was shocking in the article was the statistic it provided regarding our neighborhoods. These are neighborhoods that I know for a fact where we have many VISTAs serving in. For a nationwide food access disparity map please visit here

In the article I read a statistic about my ward and I was immediately shocked.   

Statistic: In Washington, DC, the city’s lowest income wards (Wards 7 and 8) have one supermarket for every 70,000 people while two of the three highest-income wards (Wards 2 and 3) have one for every 11,881 people. One in five of the city’s food stamp recipients lives in a neighborhood without a grocery store.

As I write this, I plan on bringing up this statistic at my local civic association meeting. BUT providing numbers asking the right question is equally important. We have grocery stores in my area. The cheap ones have terrible produce that is of limited quantity and highly price where as the high end one is extremely expensive for the area population to afford. 
Many of you are passionate about food justice and have been working in your communities to address this issue or similar ones.

Please post your opinions to what type of food access you believe will make a difference? Also feel free to post comments in general.