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Ohio taskforce report outlines plan to address ‘food deserts’

A coalition of interest groups, businesses and social services agencies laid out a plan last week to eliminate food deserts in Ohio by promoting grocery development in underserved areas of the state. (Source: “Package to eradicate Ohio's 'food deserts' is delivered at Statehouse,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 12, 2015). 

The Ohio Healthy Food Financing Task Force presented a report at the Statehouse outlining 10 recommendations to state policymakers.

The Task Force is comprised of nearly 50 members, including representatives from the city of Cleveland, JobsOhio, the United Way and the Ohio Grocers Association, several grocery store operators and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.