Average LSA score
Number of limited service stores in the LSA area
Percentage of grocery retail expenditure leakage in the LSA area
How LSA areas compare to non-LSA areas
Information on total retail grocery demand in dollars
Grocery retail expenditure leakage expressed in square footage of retail required to capture that demand
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TRF completed an in-depth food access analysis for 10 metro areas across the country for the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. The analysis provides estimates on the extent of the food access problem and an aggregated summary of the LAA population in these metro areas. The Brookings Institution, with the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has made this this information available through the PolicyMap platform.
For the CDFI Fund, TRF studied the extent to which there are economic reasons for the lack of supermarkets in distressed urban areas. TRF explored how various financing strategies help to mitigate those issues. The study also assessed the impacts of supermarket development in urban and other underserved places. Click here for the complete study.