Food deserts is defined as an area without access to a grocery store where fresh food is sold and it has to be within walking distance. These are common and seen in many parts of the city of Chicago. Usually found in lower income neighborhoods and typically those with minorities. The small neighborhood of Englewood is a great example of a neighborhood that lacked a grocery store so that residents could purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats. A “Whole Foods” was added shortly after Rahm Emanuel was put into office. It now serves the community members as well as provided a job opportunity to many. Providing fresh markets into neighborhoods that are considered food deserts has both its pros and cons. One thing it does is it allows for people to choose healthier food options which may have a positive effect on the overall health of the population. Furthermore, it also provides job opportunities for those in the neighborhood. Some negative effects of eliminating food deserts is that these grocery stores that are added into the neighborhood may be too expensive for some people and in other words may cause some people to leave their neighborhood. Furthermore, if the grocery store that is added does not fit into the budget of the people it will only encourage them to purchase cheap unhealthy food. Something the government can do is instead of adding an expensive grocery store that may not even benefit the community as a whole is to use empty and unoccupied space around the neighborhood and change it into a community garden that allows people to obtain fresh and healthy food. It would be a great way to eliminate food deserts and to gather people to work in their community. Community gardens may also be more financially reasonable to other people.