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For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #2 is zero hunger.

For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows:

Percentage of Residents Living in Food Deserts

A food desert is an area where:

  • the distance to a supermarket or supermarket alternative is more than 1/4 mile;
  • the median household income is at or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level;
  • over 30 percent of households have no vehicle available; and
  • the average Healthy Food Availability Index score for all food stores is low.




Percentage of Residents Experiencing Food Hardship in the Baltimore-Towson Region

Residents experiencing food hardship answered "yes" to the Gallup poll question: "Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?"




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Goal 2 Global Targets

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.

Learn more about this goal via the United Nations.

Last Published 2/23/17