NEW YORK — In addition to collecting food for hungry New Yorkers, City Harvest, a food rescue operation here, is trying to address the “food desert” problem here in four neighborhoods lacking adequate access to fresh foods. “Just distributing surplus food is not enough,” said Matthew Reich, vice president of food sourcing for City Harvest, which is trying to “address the root causes of malnutrition ” in a program called the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. The targeted neighborhoods ...

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