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Food Deserts in the Brass City

A Study of Access to Healthy Food Options in Waterbury’s North EndWaterbury Food Deserts

This report was completed in January 2016 as a collaboration between students in the course GEOG 4200 – Geographical Analysis of Urban Social Issues at UConn-Waterbury. Supervisory and editorial assistance was provided by Phil Birge-Liberman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Residence, Urban & Community Studies program.

Students include: Shpetime Dalipi, Michael DiGirolamo, Tina Fields, John McDonald, Linnette Mendoza, Shawn Murray, Thomas Perez, Donato Pesce, Heather Price, and Mariama Rashadeen.

Special thanks to: Kevin Taylor, Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury; Eden Brown, Community Building and Engagement Specialist at Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury; Raechel Guest, Director of the Silas Bronson Library; and, the Connecticut Food Bank.

Report:

Food Deserts in the Brass City – A Study of Access to Healthy Food Options in Waterbury’s North End