Food Deserts

Starting Point: Two large food deserts identified by the USDA in 2011.

2015 Goal: Food deserts eliminated.

Update: Strategies have been identified to increase access to healthy foods. The City is currently exploring options for healthy retail incentives, mobile farm stands, and new grocery store development. Salt Lake City, in partnership with Green Urban Lunch Box, Utahns Against Hunger and Salt Lake Community Action Program’s Real Food Rising, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Market Promotion Program grant that will establish a mobile market and farm stands in the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods of Salt Lake City.

The $54,421 in grant funds will be used to coordinate and operate five mobile markets and three farm stands from June to October 2016 at the following locations:

Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Center

Hartland Partnership Center

Neighborhood House

Sherwood Park

Sorenson Unity Center

All locations will accept SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks.

Additional information: What is a food desert?