Washington and Lee University


Greensboro County Department of Public Health, Food Access Project

The mission of the program for which the student will be interning is to provide direct access to fresh healthy food for residents of “food desert” neighborhoods characterized by high rates of poverty and poor access to supermarkets. The internship focus is an urban farm and neighborhood farmer’s market pilot project in a SE Greensboro census tract (also known as the Warnersville community) with the highest rates of poverty in the county (over 60% of households below the federal poverty level) and the highest number of households receiving SNAP/EBT benefits. Read this newspaper article to learn more about the project.


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