Improving access to fruits and vegetables to the community members who cannot typically afford such nutritious food is part of the solution to fighting both hunger and obesity as well as establishing positive, lifelong eating habits for children.
However, access and affordability are two common and significant obstacles for many people in our community when it comes to incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into their meals.
Now, thanks to the generosity of John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano's new Community Produce Program brings high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables in a refrigerated truck directly to people in need in our community!
Complete with canopies the clients can select their produce without getting wet during the colder months, the Food Bank is able to come out to parking lots and neighborhoods lacking infrastructure. As most of the produce is contained in the vehicle's storage bays, distributions using these trucks are more efficient since clients simply walk around the truck to receive their produce. Unlike the farmers' market, no payment is required.
To learn more about the Community Produce Program, visit http://www.foodbankccs.org/get-help/community-produce-program.html.