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It is a problem of quality, not quantity. You can be obese, yet malnourished. Too many people, in too many neighborhoods (including communities in the Ohio Valley), are living in food deserts. There, people are exponentially more likely to suffer from diet related diseases, especially diabetes and obesity. We see it in Grow Ohio Valley's home neighborhood - East Wheeling - every day. Young mothers buy junk food - chips, jerky, candy - to quiet their child's rumbling stomach at suppertime. It is an issue of availability, of information, of food access.

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So, what do we do about it? Check these out to learn more:

Mobile Farmers Market

Local Food Baskets