In Austin, Food And Tech Industries Connect To Address Food Insecurity

Forbes – That one in four households in Austin, Texas are food insecure is well known and well documented. And many residents living east of I-35, in particular, have to drive more than a mile—sometimes more than 10 miles—to reach the nearest supermarket. Historically under-resourced, East Austin’s lack of grocery stores and uneven availability of fresh foods is a legacy of segregation dating back to the 1920s that has disproportionately impacted the city’s Black and Latino communities.