All posts tagged food desert

Bringing healthy food to the desert

While it’s true that temperatures have been unusually high lately, Florida has not been reclassified as a desert. Rather, “food deserts” are areas in cities where neighborhoods are a mile or more away from accessing healthy foods. You may not know that it takes some of our residents two hours to travel for groceries, but…

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Fresh food on-the-go is back!

The Farmer’s market at netp@ark is open for business, and this time for an extra hour to make purchasing healthy, fresh, and local produce easier. Transit riders and the public can buy all the ingredients needed to make a healthy dinner as they make their way home from work or school. The link between transportation…

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YMCA rolls out a Veggie Van

A mobile market place delivering where most needed. The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA has launched a mobile market place, called the Veggie Van, to meet the needs of individuals and families living in underserved areas of Hillsborough County. Through a colorful, refrigerated truck, the Y is now distributing fresh, nutritious food such as fruits and…

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