Knocking down barriers to healthy food accessHurricane Katrina was a recent memory when food scarcity became a frightening reality for many residents who already lacked easy access to healthy foods before the disaster. A food mapping effort started out as a short-term response to residents' need to get access to soup kitchens, grocery stores, or food pantries and now has become a tool for understanding - and filling - gaps in access to healthy foods and community gardens.

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From: Mapping the Movement for Healthy Food and Activity Environments in the United States