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Food >> Food Archives >> Posted 2012 >> Food Desert Map

King County residents do not have equal access to healthy food.

Food deserts exist in parts of Seattle and the South Region of King County.

King County Food Deserts

  • Food deserts are found in South Seattle and the South Region of King County.
  • Definition of food deserts: “… either urban areas lacking access to a supermarket within one mile, or rural areas lacking similar access within 10 miles. Without a convenient and affordable way to buy healthy food, individuals either spend hours traveling or are forced to feed their families significantly less nutritious options, many of which are often more expensive.”