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9 Ways To Solve America’s Food Crisis, From Drones to Redesigned Cities

GOBankingRates Logo By Jordan Rosenfeld of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 19: Though the United States is a wealthy country with abundant resources, it has a remarkably big hunger and food accessibility problem. As many as 41 million Americans go hungry, including nearly 13 million children. Those most affected by hunger include households with children led by single women and people who live below the poverty level. But there are even people who make too much money to qualify for federal food assistance who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
The most affordable food is also often not very healthy. And, in areas known as food deserts, where there aren’t enough supermarkets, people must travel long distances, often without transportation, just to access food. Fortunately, numerous groups, from government agencies to startups, are working on solving this food crisis, so people can live their best and healthiest lives.

Editor's note: Throughout the month of May, MSN Causes and MSN Food & Drink are putting a spotlight on the issue of food deserts. We hope to raise awareness around the lack of access to nutritious and affordable foods many Americans face, connect people in affected areas to resources that can help, and enable others to get involved. Look for the Action Buttons within these articles to find out ways you can make a difference in your community.

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Though the United States is a wealthy country with abundant resources, it has a remarkably big hunger and food accessibility problem. As many as 41 million Americans go hungry, including nearly 13 million children. Those most affected by hunger include households with children led by single women and people who live below the poverty level. But there are even people who make too much money to qualify for federal food assistance who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

The most affordable food is also often not very healthy. And, in areas known as food deserts, where there aren’t enough supermarkets, people must travel long distances, often without transportation, just to access food. Fortunately, numerous groups, from government agencies to startups, are working on solving this food crisis, so people can live their best and healthiest lives.

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