Rural America is largely responsible for a safe, wholesome and plentiful food supply for our country and many others. Yet, the people who feed, fuel and clothe the rest of us often live in what sociologists call "food deserts."
David Procter explained a food desert is defined as an area where most of the citizens live 10 miles or more from a grocery store. Procter is the director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development, based at Kansas State University. He and his staff are working to find ways to help rural communities survive, and one way is to find solutions to the food desert conundrum.