Congressional Bills Address Food Deserts

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan coalition in the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced bills that will invest $500 million to reduce the number of low-income Americans living in so-called “food deserts” — areas without adequate access to supermarkets selling fresh foods.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan coalition in the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced bills that will invest $500 million to reduce the number of low-income Americans living in so-called “food deserts” — areas without adequate access to supermarkets selling fresh foods.

Under the heading of the Healthy Foods Financing Initiative, the bills would leverage private investment through federal loans and grants to create or expand fresh food outlets in underserved communities. The initia

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