Getting Groceries: Food Access Across Groups, Neighborhoods, and Time

SAVI Talks - November 2019

Date And Time

Thu, November 21, 2019
7:45 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Location

WFYI
1630 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

SAVI Talks at WFYI

1630 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Last November, SAVI used recent, local data to improve on food access measures, and found that an estimated 200,000 Indianapolis residents live in low-income neighborhoods with low food access. This fall’s program will build upon that measure to create a deeper analysis of the food access in Indianapolis.

The Fall 2019 Community Trends report will look at food access from different perspectives: time, population, transportation modes such as walking and transit, and food systems. This will allow us to see how different places and populations in Indianapolis:

  • have been affected by store closures in recent years
  • experience little to no access to fresh produce due to lack of a car
  • have greater food access for those in need via secondary food outlets (e.g. convenience stores) and emergency resources (e.g. food pantries)

This 2018 map highlights food deserts, low-income neighborhoods where a significant amount of the population has low access to grocery stores and supermarkets. We are updating this map with 2019 data and diving deeper into how food access impact different populations.

Community Trends Report

This report will be released on November 21 at SAVI Talks, a community conversation hosted by WFYI.

Articles and Story Maps

Explore other research and interactive content we have developed about food and hunger.

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Authors

Unai Miquel Andres,
GIS and Data Analyst,
The Polis Center

Matt Nowlin,
Research Analyst,
The Polis Center

Ross Tepe,
Graduate Assistant,
The Polis Center

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