02 Jun '11, 4pm

How do you bring fresh food to an inner-city food desert? Put some wheels on it:

The payoff scene in this video about a new mobile produce stand on Chicago's West Side comes about nine minutes in. A young boy is urged to eat an apple by the women staffing the Fresh Moves bus , which just launched with the mission of bringing fresh produce to an inner-city food desert. The boy acts as if he has never bitten into an apple before. Never even really touched one, maybe. The apple actually seems to make him nervous. But finally he does it, and the women cheer him on. If you had any question that we need creative solutions to get healthy food to people in American cities, watch this. The problem is all too real. Here's how the people behind Fresh Moves describe their mission: After reading a 2006 report that mapped food deserts in Chicago, a group of community activists banded together to work on a solution. ... But this was not an easy problem to solve. The ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-06-02-next-stop-the-food...

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