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Indianapolis “Food Deserts” Served By Grocery Stores On Wheels

April 28, 2011: 03:07 AM EST
To make it a little easier for less mobile consumers to shop for healthy fruits and vegetables, Indiana University Health introduced a "Garden on the Go" service that parks a truck carrying fresh produce in lots in mostly poor neighborhoods around Indianapolis. Green BEAN Delivery, which delivers groceries to about 2,000 homes and apartment complexes a week, will supply the trucks and the produce for the year-round program. Trucks make three stops day, four days a week, mostly in neighborhoods designated as "food deserts" because they are packed with convenience stores and fast food restaurants but few grocery stores.
Erika D. Smith, "Smith: Trucks to bring produce to city's 'food deserts'", Indystar, April 28, 2011, © Indystar
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