Fresh Truck

Low-income urban neighborhoods are suffer from a multitude of deficits in available services. One of them is lack of fresh food. While they have many convenience stores offering a few basics and lots of prepared foods (canned, frozen, etc.), fresh produce and meats are more difficult to obtain, affordably, within poorer neighborhoods. More than half of low-income Boston communities lack access to healthy food, contributing to disproportionate rates of diet-related health issues.

The Fresh Truck aims to address the problem of “food deserts” in Boston. Fresh Truck runs weekly mobile markets – a school bus loaded with produce – and pop-up markets. It also works with partner organizations to make sure the food it markets is affordable within the communities it serves. Today, I made a donation to Fresh Truck, working to eliminate food deserts in Boston.

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