The Influence of Food Store Access on Grocery Shopping and Food Spending
Reports on households that do not use their own vehicle to travel to a store and live more than half a mile from a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) authorized supermarket or superstore. Includes data on household sources of food, including stores, family and friends, the household's own production, food pantries, and other sources. Data is provided by distance, and the report notes that all households more than 10 miles from the nearest SNAP-authorized store and 55% of households 1-10 miles from a SNAP-authorized store are in rural areas.
Michele Ver Ploeg, Elizabeth Larimore, Parke Wilde
USDA Economic Research Service
Food security and nutrition · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data