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Great to see you surfacing a meaningful discussion around food deserts. I've recently seen two innovative solutions targeting the environments that you're mentioning - near Philadelphia and in Boston.
Check out Fare & Square - a nonprofit supermarket located in a food desert in Chester PA. They're supported by Philabundance, an organization that operates food banks in the area. You can learn more below: http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/nations-first-non-profit-supermarket-opens-in-chester-pa http://fareandsquare.org/
Also check out the Daily Table, a retailer founded by Doug Rauch (who led Trader Joe's expansion for over a dozen years) that sells fresh and prepared foods using ingredients that are past their sell-by date but still healthy and nutritious. That's another interesting approach: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/21/222082247/trader-joes-ex-president-to-turn-expired-food-into-cheap-meals