Bus Turned Food Market Feeds Residents In Toronto Food Deserts
The FoodShare Truck is dedicated to giving communities their share of healthy, fresh produce
In Toronto, there is an old bus turned food truck that operates for a cause. The Toronto FoodShare Truck is a mobile food market that fresh fruits and vegetables at cheaper prices to low income families living in food deserts.
The Foodshare Truck is under the Mobile Good Food Market Initiative, which is a Toronto Public Health (TPH) project. The TPH Food Strategy department worked together with United Way Toronto, University of Toronto and FoodShare to come up with the idea.
Food deserts are places where people do not have access to fresh produce. They live too far away from groceries or supermarkets causing residents to suffer poor nutrition. The goal of the FoodShare Truck is to bring the fresh produce to the people so it can improve their nutrition and avoid obesity, malnutrition and chronic problems in the future.