Finding Carrots: Food resources and locations in Boston

This is our featured data story about food access.

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You can easily download and print out the black-and-white maps in seven different languages that help you to locate low-cost and nutritious food resources from Mayor's office of Food Access 


Data source:
[1] Farmers Market: The Mayor's Office of Food Access
[2] Fruit and Veg Pick-up Sites: Fresh Truck and Fair Foods. Retrieved from The Mayor's Office of Food Access
[3] Senior Dining Sites: City of Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly. Retrieved from The Mayor's Office of Food Access
[4] Supermarket and Grocery Stores: BPDA/InfoUSA. Retrieved from The Mayor's Office of Food Access
[5] Food Pantries and Meal Programs: D. Taitelbaum, GBFB’s One Meal A Day Goal, The Greater Boston Food Bank, November, 2016
[6] Demographic data: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Updates: the second map shares food resource locations that are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic in the city of Boston (August, 2020). More comprehensive food resources including operating hours and other information are shared through our food access app, Abundance Boston ( that is regularly updated.  

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