Number 1, 2008
For most Americans, shopping takes little time and planning. When one runs out of sugar, a trip to the nearest grocery store is quick and easy. This trip may be more annoying and inconvenient if you live in certain rural areas. Declining populations combined with the loss of jobs often leads to grocery stores serving larger areas. Communities that lack easy access to food supplies, usually because of the lack of grocery stores, are considered food deserts.
South Dakota State University
Brooks, Trevor; Trushenski, Stacey; McCurry, Mike; and Hess, Donna, "Rural Life Census Data Center Newsletter: South Dakota's Food Deserts" (2008). Census Data Center Newsletter. 10.