Health & Wellness
Niagara Falls, N.Y., is a food desert, meaning residents in the poorest areas of the city do not have easy access to healthy, affordable meals. Without healthy food options within walking distance, residents often turn to less healthy food options.
Likewise, a 2014 by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center determined that obesity, heart disease and diabetes are major health concerns for Niagara Falls residents. To address the issues of food access and other health & wellness related issues such as overall health, the environment and transportation.