This map shows SNAP, or food-stamp, retailers in six Detroit neighborhoods. Green dots indicate stores carrying reduced fat milk, wheat bread, chicken breast and apples; those with black dots didn't have all four of those items.
Hover over a store on the map to see details.
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Data gathered by WDET reporters Rob St Mary, Travis Wright, Quinn Klinefelter and WDET interns Laura Herberg, Debanina Seaton, Annamarie Sysling, Matt Walters, Cassie Basler, Sarah Hunton, Jamilah Jackson, Matthew Morley, Timothy Burke, Dustin Hamlin, and Nick Ciamitaro with assistance from Jason Smith.
This map features SNAP retailers in the Skillman Foundation's six "Good Neighborhoods," where roughly 30% of Detroit's children live. Based on conversations with nutritionists, we developed a shopping list of four basic food items: reduced fat milk, wheat bread, chicken breast, and apples. These are items that any parent would want their child to have ready access to.
With this list in hand, a WDET team visited 262 stores between 1/18/13 and 2/6/13. The green dots represent retailers who carried all four items at the time of our visit.