Mobile Grocery Store

How the Mobile Grocery Started…

The Problem

  • 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

The Solution

  • 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.

Mobile Grocery schedule flyer July 2019