John Abell, the Carl Stern Chair of Economics at Randolph, was recently cited in an article by U.S. News & World Report for his research on food deserts.
Food deserts are defined as urban areas in which it is difficult to buy affordable or fresh, high quality food. Abell has conducted extensive research on the topic. In 2011, he and a group of Randolph students analyzed and compared prices for food items at various stores in the Lynchburg area. He has since continued researching the topic, and presented poverty data at a local Interfaith Outreach forum last fall.
Read the U.S. News & World Report article in its entirety at https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-04-25/can-the-economic-recovery-quench-americas-food-deserts.