Local organizations collaborate to address food insecurity in Immokalee

Author: Samantha Roesler, Gulfshore Business
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Food bank network Feeding Florida estimates one in 10 Southwest Florida residents are experiencing food insecurity, with a large amount residing in Immokalee. 

The Department of Agriculture classifies major portions of Immokalee, which has a 37% poverty rate, and surrounding areas as food deserts, defined as areas lacking access to affordable fruit, vegetables and other foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. With September being National Hunger Action Month, local organizations partnered to address food insecurity through promoting sustainable and healthy eating in Immokalee.

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