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Vivian Muhammad has lived in her northeast Indianapolis neighborhood for more than 40 years. Growing up she remembers grocery stores nearby and nutritious food within reach. But over the years, a lot has changed in this community, including the food landscape.

“We don’t have a lot of grocery stores in our area. Most of the grocery stores that were here have closed down,” she said.

Her neighborhood is known as a food desert, where options for affordable, good-quality, fresh food are limited.

“It’s not that there’s not food. It’s just not the type of food that’s going to contribute to our overall health and wellbeing,” she said.

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