Bridging Local Food Deserts with Food Trucks

 

A 2012 report from the US Department of the Treasury found that 47% of Pittsburgh residents live in food deserts, places without ready access to fresh, healthy foods that you might find in a grocery stores. Farm Truck Foods, a local for-profit social enterprise, is working to bridge this gap food-truck-style, bringing local, fresh foods to these communities. Meredith Neel-Jurinko, a co-founder of Farm Truck Foods, speaks with us about food accessibility, the rise of local food trucks and pending policy reform, and their mobile-food business design.

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