In Hunts Point visit, Gillibrand touts $50M effort to end food deserts and insecurity


Perhaps no Bronx community represents a bigger dichotomy in the city’s food infrastructure than Hunts Point.

Home to the city’s largest food producer, the Hunts Points Market — providing nearly five billion pounds of food to city restaurants, supermarkets and bodegas, and 25% of the city’s produce — located in the South Bronx neighborhood is also in one of the nation’s biggest food deserts.

Food insecurity, a measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it, has been a prevalent issue in the South Bronx where more than 40% of its resident live in poverty.