Welcome to our site on food access in Easton, PA. This page focuses on unique food access injustices facing the West Ward, a smaller community within Easton. For an overview of the information contained within this site, check out the video below! For some key terms and figures concerning the issue of food access within the West Ward, see the section beneath the video. Otherwise, feel free to click around and discover more on your own.
Where is the West Ward?
What is a Food Desert?
A low-income census tract where a substantial number or percentage of residents have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store (Healthy Food Financing Initiative, USDA).
What is Environmental Justice?
EJ is essentially the aim of equally distributing environmental goods and bads, specifically in relation to communities marginalized based on race, socio-economic status, education levels, etc. Food justice is a subset of EJ that examines the distribution of these goods and bads as they concern issues like food access, food security, food waste, and food sovereignty.