INDIANAPOLIS — Families on the east side of Indianapolis will soon see a colorful new food truck in their neighborhoods. Community Health Network and Brandywine Creek Farms are partnering to address the limited access and lack of affordable and nutritious food in targeted areas in Marion County.
As a way to help address food insecurity, a mobile farm market, the Rolling Harvest Food Truck will deliver locally grown and in-season fruits and vegetables.
The pilot program will also include educational opportunities about growing and selecting nutritious food.
WalkScore.com has ranked Indianapolis last among major U.S. cities for access to healthy foods. Only five percent of residents live within a five-minute walk of a grocery store. The lack of access to healthy food especially on the east side has recently become more acute with the recent closing of the Marsh grocery stores at 21st and Post Road and the Irvington Plaza.
The Rolling Harvest Food Truck will make its first deliveries July 7. Locations include:
• Community Hospital East 1500 N. Ritter Ave., Tuesdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
• CAFÉ, 8902 E 38th St., Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
• The Cupboard food pantry, 7101 Pendleton Pike, Fridays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Shepherd Community Center, 41-7 E. Washington St., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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