I am Driven to end hunger in our communities
Adam Pine has been researching the "food deserts" in the Duluth communities of Lincoln Park and Morgan Park. Food deserts are typically low-income neighborhoods that have relatively poor access to healthy and affordable food.
His research illuminates the various ways that people in food deserts obtain their food, and he works to make their food supply healthier and more secure.
Pine also works to empower marginalized populations to become providers—through programs like urban gardening and community organizing—rather than passive recipients of food aid.
Connecting neighborhood residents to healthy food
“My work looks at various ways in which low-income people and marginalized people in the U.S. access food, and I try to find ways for people to get food that aren't marginalizing and that [are actually] empowering them.” Adam Pine, Principal Investigator Click to tweet
Food deserts in Minnesota
This map of Minnesota shows low-income census tracts where a significant number or share of residents is more than 1 mile (urban) or 10 miles (rural) from the nearest supermarket.