Like many American cities, the neighborhoods of Baltimore are spotted with “food deserts”- entire communities without supermarkets or other healthy food sources in walking distance. So Charm City is pioneering innovative ideas to get healthy food into unhealthy communities. We explore new efforts to encourage healthy eating in Baltimore and the District, from “virtual supermarkets” to zoning regulations.


  • Holly Freishtat Food Policy Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning
  • Pooja Aggarwal Program Coordinator, Virtual Supermarket Project, Baltimore City Health Department
  • Alexandra Ashbrook Director, D.C. Hunger Solutions

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