In many poor Black communities across the United States, we suffer from what has been called “Food Deserts.” Food deserts are urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. You know where fast food “restaurants” and stores with processed foods that you microwave to eat are available but it’s hard to find fresh fruit or fresh vegetables like cucumbers or kale.
Studies have shown this leads to a number of health problems from diabetes to high cholesterol, hypertension and more.
And while many local and national politicians are debating over the issue, one non-profit group, Appetite For Change, along with the Beats & Rhymes Crew, decided to do something about it, and wrote a song about it too. Wanna hear it? Play the full video here.
According to their website, Appetite For Change is uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.
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