un·​der·​served | \ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd \

Definition of underserved 

: provided with inadequate service

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But Metro also shined a spotlight on underserved schools. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Changes at Spectrum Sports cloud future of KC's all-sports cable station," 29 June 2018 These visits and improvements are occurring in areas of the country that tend to be underserved and hard to affect. New York Times, "Finally, Some Answers on the Effects of Medicaid Expansion," 2 July 2018 Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar Homeless LGBTQ youth and underserved students on the east side were the big winners Tuesday night during the Impact 100 Change-Makers competition. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis youth are the big winners in Impact 100 Change-Makers grant contest," 13 June 2018 Staffed entirely by women, the Infirmary provided comprehensive healthcare, including surgical procedures, to the city’s poor and underserved. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The Woman Who Challenged the Idea that Black Communities Were Destined for Disease," 6 June 2018 And the pair co-founded YourMomCaresyourmomcares.org, a group of celebrity and influencers’ mothers who bring attention to issues affecting America’s underserved and impoverished children. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Beanie Feldstein Makes 'Special' Cameo in Maroon 5 Music Video 5 Months After Her Brother, the Band's Manager, Dies," 31 May 2018 Discussion topics include a history of black bartenders, empowering underserved and underrepresented communities in the hospitality industry, and achieving sustainability behind the bar. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Booze / Food & Drink The new Chicago Style cocktail conference emphasizes thinking as much as drinking," 1 May 2018 The Detroit Children's Choir, founded in 2006 to bring choral music to underserved young people, will perform Saturday during SHINE@MOTOWN MANSION, a fund-raiser for the choir’s programs at the Motown Mansion in Detroit’s Boston-Edison neighborhood. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: 'Stars on Ice,' Cranbrook open house, 'All Night Strut!' at Meadow Brook," 25 Apr. 2018 This great organization provides charitable dental care to the underserved and uninsured of Connecticut. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Eugene P. Krygowski," 22 Apr. 2018

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1710, in the meaning defined above

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