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MOBILE FOOD MARKET

Concept rendering of the Mobile Food Market

The Nourish and Develop Foundation is currently developing a new and exciting program: Mobile Food Market!

What?

The Mobile Food Market project involves retrofitting our van into a refrigerated vehicle (with an ice cream truck jingle), that will tow a cargo trailer retrofitted to act as a market stand. Think – mobile produce stand in a rural area!

Why?

The Mobile Food Market is a way to bring fresh, nutritious, affordable, local produce & pantry staples directly and conveniently to community members, while making it fun too!

It’s an innovative solution to rural food deserts (areas with no, or limited access to grocery stores) and food insecurity (ensuring people in our community have a sufficient quality and quantity of nutritious food).

Our organization’s mission is to enhance local food security, and as a non-profit charity we have no intention of competing with local businesses. Rather, our aim with this project is to add value to the community, supplementing our local food system with a convenient resource.

We are working closely with Brock Township and local businesses to ensure our project integrates successfully.

Who?

This Mobile Food Market is available to anyone who would like to use it! It could be especially beneficial to those experiencing mobility and/or transportation barriers to accessing food.

Where

TBD! We are in the process of conducting community research to determine which locations to include in our schedule. If you would like to see the Mobile Food Market in your neighbourhood, contact the project lead Zoe at zoe@tndf.ca

When

We are aiming to launch in spring/summer 2021! Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for updates.

How?

Thanks to the generous financial contributions we’ve already received, we’re in the process of retrofitting the infrastructure required for this exciting delivery model.

CONTRIBUTORS:

Brock COVID-19 Community Grant for Not-For-Profits courtesy of Brock Township

 

Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund courtesy of Durham Community Foundation

 

 

Government of Canada’s Local Food Infrastructure Fund courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

For More Information

Stay tuned for updates on the launch of the Mobile Food Market!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Community Development Coordinator Zoe at zoe@tndf.ca

Media

Brock Citizen | Repairing rural food deserts in Brock

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