Americans have long considered clean drinking water a staple, not a luxury, and we need to start thinking of healthy food that way, too. Healthy food is every bit as crucial for life and wellbeing. It should be readily available and easily accessible to all; unfortunately, in too many situations, that's not the case.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts - without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. More than half of them (13.5 million) come from low-income families.