Graham Sustainability Institute

Food Access in West Tallahatchie Project

January 2017

Located in Mississippi, one of the least food-secure states in America, the west side of Tallahatchie County is a rural county located in the fertile Delta region and is about a 45-minute drive away from the closest full-service grocery store. Building on the stories and insights shared by community members during interviews and workshops, the Dow Master’s project team designed a regional plan that provides potential strategies for a more food-secure future.

Keywords: University of Michigan, Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, food insecurity, poverty