The Harry Chapin ‘Fresh Force’ mobile food bank begins operation

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The Harry Chapin “Fresh Force” mobile food bank has begun to operate in Southwest Florida.

The mobile grocery experience will drive to “food deserts” in Southwest Florida and establish a condensed version of a supermarket for people to shop at. The truck has all types of items, from dairy to grains and produce.

Attendees at the fresh force ribbon cutting ceremony. Credit: WINK

Food deserts are defined as communities that have poor access to healthy and affordable food.

“We’re going to be doing mostly rural communities, communities that might not have easy access to grocery stores. Communities such as Montera Ranch, Buckhead Ridge, Moore Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston,” said Mike Davis, driver of the Fresh Force Mobile Grocery Experience.

Their goal is to feed nearly 40 – 50 families per visit and 100 – 120 families per day.

To learn more information, visit the Harry Chapin Food Bank website.

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