Westside Food Collaborative Coordinator Zsuzsi Fodor talks about the vision behind the mobile market in this video: to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Westside seniors in need, mobilize community and change food policy in the long run.
If you'd like to show your support for seniors experiencing food insecurity, please sign the Plenty Pledge at plentycampaign.ca.
86-year-old Elizabeth Ward moved to Vancouver's South Granville area 15 years ago. During this time, she saw her neighbourhood transform from a place where green grocers and local bakeries were abundant to a food desert — an area with little to no access to fresh produce.
To show your support for food-insecure seniors like Elizabeth, please sign the Plenty Pledge at plentycampaign.ca.
Do you know what a "food desert" is? A little hint: You don't have to have dunes and rattlesnakes in your backyard to live in one! Watch the video and let Westside Food Collaborative Coordinator Zsuzsi Fodor give you all the ins and outs of this global phenomenon.
If you'd like to take a stand against food insecurity, please sign the Plenty Pledge at plentycampaign.ca.
If the people can’t come to the food, then the food must come to the people! That’s the concept behind the Westside Mobile Food Market: to bring fresh food to people who need it.
From July 18 until the end of September, this not-for-profit market on wheels — the first of its kind to service Vancouver's Westside — will stop at community gathering places and deliver fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to seniors who would have a hard time accessing fresh produce otherwise.
To kick off the mobile market’s first season, “The Plenty Campaign” (in support of the Westside Mobile Market) will raise awareness for Westside seniors experiencing food insecurity. The public will be invited to show their support by signing a community pledge — online or at Vancouver Farmers’ Markets and various other community events.