A different kind of food truck

51,604

lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit delivered in 2015

0

stops served across Toronto

0

community members reached in 2014

You have to love a fruit and veggie market that comes to you‪#MakingFoodAccessibleToAll – Toronto Children’s Eco Program

Mobile Good Food Markets are travelling community food markets filled with fresh, quality vegetables and fruits. Our truck is a different kind of food truck, one that dishes up pounds of okra and bunches of broccoli at cheaper than normal prices. You won’t find an ice cream van’s jingle here, just good food.

Mobile Good Food Markets address the need for fresh, quality produce in food deserts, neighbourhoods where a grocery store is nowhere in sight or too expensive for residents. In our current model of development, some neighbourhoods don’t receive adequate transit service or people don’t own cars and the local grocery store is just too expensive or far away. Mobile markets offer a low cost place to buy quality produce while meeting neighbours close to home.

How the Mobile Good Food Market program works:

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Resources

Improving Food Access: Stories from the Mobile Good Food Market

Toronto’s Mobile Good Food Market

Even in a city as dynamic as Toronto, there remain neighbourhoods where residents are unable to access the foods essential to a healthy diet. This happens for a variety of reasons, including low-income, lack of access to public transit, and long distances to groceries and markets. Such conditions make it extremely difficult for individuals and families without access to a vehicle to find and purchase healthy foods. Senior citizens who might be less mobile are hit especially hard by this type of isolation.

Let us help you

Contact Afua Asantewaa if you have any question about this program.

Afua Asantewaa
Mobile and Good Food Market Senior Coordinator
afua@foodshare.net
416-363-6441 x276

Program Lead

Afua Asantewaa // Mobile and Good Food Market Senior Coordinator

I bring a history of community work, both local and international, as a tutor, group facilitator and project development worker with non-profit organizations. During the past six years, I've brought both public and private schools along with non-profit organizations to initiate partnerships with counterparts in Ghana, to implement community development projects in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Ghana. Over the past 15...see full bio