food desert

UCC’s Franklinton Center at Bricks Provides Food in the Desert, and for the Soul, in Rural North Carolina

By Barb Powell | November 22, 2017

A casual tourist might not regard the lush green foliage and landscape of Whitakers, N.C., as a desert, but the area — home to the United Church of Christ’s Franklinton Center at Bricks — is the second largest food desert in the United States. It also is located in Edgecombe County, one of the poorest…

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