Rep. Carson wants to see Congress pass, and the president sign, the Food Deserts Act. Carson says his bill would help eliminate food deserts by providing a revolving door fund for NGOs, non-profits or private entities to open a market in a food desert.
If the bill is passed, the Department of Agriculture will provide grants to each state. The states will then distribute loans to for-profit or non-profit entities to open a grocery store in an underserved area. Loans will also be granted to existing supermarkets in underserved areas to bring their selection up to par.