Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty


By: Beacon Press, Mark Winne

Table of Contents

Built Environment and Health

This book offers a vision for improving access to local, healthy food. Through examples from Hartford, Connecticut and elsewhere, it shows how low-income shoppers are often left out of the conversation when it comes to building a better food system. It advocates for local, privately funded community-based projects to be replaced by large-scale policy reform.

Social Equity

This book discusses the food gap, where affluent consumers demand better quality fresh foods at the same time as low-income communities deal with hunger and diet-related disease. It discusses the strategies communities have used to try to bridge the food gap and proposes a vision for making local, healthy food accessible to all.