A possible state initiative would address Delaware's food deserts. (Photo by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College)

Senator: State needs food desert map, grocery store aid

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A senator representing Wilmington wants the state of Delaware to crack down on food scarcity and hunger. Senate Bill 254, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, creates the Delaware Grocery Initiative. That group would direct the Office of State Planning Coordination to study food insecurity in urban and rural food deserts. Per the bill, “food deserts” are census tract that …