Too Much and Not Enough:
Baltimore's Food Swamps
and Food Deserts
WEB DESIGN // COPYWRITING // DATA ANALYSIS // INFOGRAPHICS // ILLUSTRATION
Where can I just get a salad? A recent transplant to Baltimore, I was struck by the lack of available healthy food within a reasonable walking distance. Without a car, most options only include fast food or packaged food. I was curious about statistics surrounding Baltimore's food security, and how we can tell a larger story through food access. The project evolved into Too Much and Not Enough: Food Deserts, Food Swamps, and Baltimore's Lack of Healthy Food for All. Through working with Johns Hopkins data and the City of Baltimore, I found an incredible amount of data correlating race and socio-economic status to neighborhoods as well as new data defining Baltimore as a 'food swamp' (lack of healthy food options plus excess of unhealthy options), along with being a 'food desert' (lack of access to healthy food options).