There are areas across the state where residents struggle to find nearby grocery stores, and the challenge is exacerbated in areas with high poverty rates where residents may not have access to a car or public transportation. There is likely to be.
In some states, such as Bridgeport and New Haven, low income levels and long distances to grocery stores have created food deserts. Many residents of these cities, and others such as Hartford, Stamford, Danbury, and Waterbury, are located at least half a mile from the nearest grocery store. shop.