Taylor uses the Mapping Tool.

Taylor uses the Early Matters Dallas mapping tool to see that roughly 70% of children under age 5 live in poverty in the neighborhood where he serves as a community impact associate. The mapping tool helps Taylor and others working toward food desert solutions to pinpoint areas in need like the 10th Street Historic District where Taylor is planning a community garden.

Try out the mapping tool yourself and generate a report. You may be surprised with the results: http://map.earlymattersdallas.org/

Taylor Visits Bonton Farms

Sometimes all it takes is meeting your neighbor…
Watch Taylor visit a farm for the first time in his life and meet Patrick Wright, manager of Bonton Farms.The two talk food deserts and goat milk. The meeting ultimately inspired Taylor to start his own garden in the 10th Street Historic District on a lot owned by his grandfather.

Equal Heart’s Mission

Many in Dallas don’t have cars or even the money to take DART to get groceries….WTF?!

Equal Heart has brought hundreds of thousands of meals all over Dallas to hungry people. They recover perfectly edible, high quality food and redistribute it to families in need. Watch food recovery specialist Jackie Anderson explain more… If you know a restaurant that throws away food please get them connected so it can go to a good place. More: http://www.equalheart.org/

What is a food desert?

Surprisingly, most people still have no clue what a food desert is.  Per the American Nutrition Association and USDA, Food deserts are defined  as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.  Here is the USDA’s food desert locator map.