Second Quarter Project “Food Desert” People living in low-income areas and rural areas typically do not have access to affordable and nutritious food. They have limited access to grocery stores. Residents of these areas usually rely on fast food for or convenience stores. These areas are often known as “food deserts”. Research and compare the availability and cost of at least three staple items at each of the retailers listed below. The items could be a loaf of bread (preferably whole wheat, multi grain, etc. ), a gallon of milk, fresh fruit, a head of lettuce, a half gallon of orange juice, etc. What conclusions can you draw from your research? What light do your findings shed, if any, on the impact of living in a food desert? GROCERY STORE/SUPERMARKET- (ex. Key Food) CONVENIENCE STORE- (ex. Seven Eleven) FAST FOOD RESTAURANT- (ex. McDonald’s) Please be sure to type an opening paragraph “what is a ‘Food Desert?’”, your findings/research, and a concluding paragraph explaining what you have discovered.