About the Food Equity Opportunity Map
Our Food Equity Opportunity Map highlights what access to good food looks like on a community-by-community level.
We created this map in partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to take the food equity movement to the next level.
PHA is on a mission to ensure good food for all. That’s why this map will be essential in guiding our programs across the country to ensure that our work begins where it is needed most.
Here’s how you can use the map to spark change:
- Volunteer at your local food bank to directly connect families in your community with good food. Take a look at our food bank partners here!
- Write to your elected officials to tell them about the importance of food equity and get them to take action in your community based on what you’re seeing on the map. Need inspiration? Check out our tips!
- Share the map with family and friends on social media and encourage them to explore food equity in their neighborhood.
For businesses and policymakers:
- Compare areas of interest - within cities or across them - to evaluate food access in different communities where the greatest opportunity for improvement exists.
- Apply this information to break down barriers to good food access for communities through improvements like:
- Make healthier products available more widely in places that need it
- Raise awareness of good food by spending more to market healthy options
- Create or improve policies that support good food access
- As a company or a city, join PHA as a Good Food for All partner
We’re working to consistently improve our map. In time, the map will show movement toward a more functional and equitable food system nationwide. If you have ideas or thoughts on other information you’d like to see included, please let us know!