Arizona has its share of food deserts – geographic spaces that lack ready access to healthy, affordable foods – and a Chicago nonprofit has a replicable option for addressing them. Fresh Moves is a mobile produce market built into the interior of a converted bus. The bus currently makes 15 hour-long stops a day offering all manner of fresh fruits and vegetables, and business is brisk.
Fresh Moves started with a great opportunity: the offer of an aging city bus in exchange for $1. From there the group was on a roll, retrofitting the bus with shelves, refrigeration units, and the fresh, healthy foods that less-resourced Chicago neighborhoods didn’t have.
Arizona has its own share of food deserts. So if one of our readers knows where we can get a bus for a buck, don’t hesitate to give us a call.