Conventional wisdom suggests that the neighborhoods near the world's largest produce market would be veritable fresh food paradises where locals have access to an endless array of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
Cristina, a vendor in Brooklyn, was out of work for more than two weeks and lost nearly $1,500 in inventory. Shawn, also in the Bronx, had started as a vendor just a month before the storm, and he couldn't afford to restock.
Rather than going hungry, millions of Americans are turning to calorie-dense fast food that won't break the bank. But programs that bring affordable, wholesome foods to neighborhoods that crave them are popping up everywhere.