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Hunger persists in Cochise County

Hunger gnaws at Cochise County citizens more than for average Americans.... Read more»1

Arizona food deserts: How can leaders and residents address the issue?

Many Arizona communities have long struggled to address "food deserts" — areas that lack immediate access to healthy, affordable food. Local experts say there are a variety of ways to alleviate these hardships. Some solutions include broadening government-assistance programs, growing community gardens and building supermarkets.... Read more»

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Eating healthy challenging in 'food desert'

There are 700,000 Arizonans who live in what the federal government terms a food desert, or a low-income area that lacks immediate access to healthy, affordable food. It’s especially challenging for those receiving SNAP benefits.... Read more»1