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Apr 15, 2019 10:27 AM 1+ week ago

Lyft to help Atlanta residents living in food deserts

Lyft and the city of Atlanta are partnering to address food scarcity issues in 300 households, according to a news release Monday.

As part of a six-month pilot program, the ride share company will partner with three organizations -- Wholesome Wave Georgia, the Georgia Farmer's Market Association and Community Farmers Markets -- to identify low-income Atlanta families who live in food deserts.

Food deserts are defined as low-income communities lacking a grocery store in a one-mile radius from its neighborhood.

In 2017, 36 percent of Atlanta was classified as a food desert, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A quarter of Atlanta residents have to travel more than a half-mile to get fresh fruits ...

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