GARY — The Steel City is one of 27 cities nationwide chosen for a federal initiative to eliminate food deserts, where people do not have access to healthy fresh food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected Gary for the Local Foods, Local Places initiative, which aims to make healthy locally-grown food more accessible, especially for children.
Federal assistance is especially needed in Gary, where many people live five to eight miles away from a grocery store with fresh produce, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in an interview with The Times.
"That's unacceptable," Vilsack said. "The reality is, the more miles away fresh, healthy food is, the harder it is to access. It's a serious issue."
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