How the Mobile Grocery Started…
- The location surrounding the Housing Authority of Bowling Green’s main developments, Gordon Ave./Summit View is currently listed as a food desert by the USDA. The USDA definition of a food desert is vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other helpful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas.
- Many individuals in the areas also have transportation barriers or limited access via public transportation to access a grocery store.
- During our survey, we found milk and other items were 30-40% higher at convenient stores compared to grocery stores. For instance milk was $1.19 at Kroger compared to $2.99 at a convenient store.
- It costs a minimum of $4.00 to and from a grocery store and will take approximately 35 minutes one way from Double Springs Rd.
- Residents were surveyed in HABG properties
94% stated they would use the bus 1-3 times a week
46% stated they rely on someone else for transportation
to the grocery store
- Warren County Public Schools donated a 34 passenger bus.
- We refurbished the bus with shelves, generator, cooler, freezer, AC, etc.
- The bus is wrapped so it can be easily recognizable.
- The Mobile Grocery provides a variety of products
Including – vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, sandwich meat,
Fruit, drinks, household items, etc.
- The truck runs 5 days per week from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily.
- The Mobile Grocery provides healthy and affordable food directly to neighborhoods and families can cut down on the time and money spent traveling to a grocery store to purchase food.