"The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison."- Ann Wigmore

23.5 million Americans are living in neighborhoods without fresh, affordable and convenient food options.

Access to healthy food can be the difference for the health of a community

Without Access

A family without a grocery store within one mile of their home is almost twice as likely to have an unhealthy diet
A multi-state study found that people living in areas without access to supermarkets have the highest obesity rates
Nationally, diet-related disease costs $147 billion every year

With Access

The addition of one supermarket in a food insecure neighborhood can increase produce consumption by 32%
People living in neighborhoods with grocery stores and farmers' markets have the lowest rates of obesity and diet-related disease
According to the USDA eating healthier diets could save $87 billion per year in medical costs, productivity and lost lives

Source - The Grocery Gap: Who Has Access to Healthy Food and Why It Matters, The Food Trust

Fresh Truck Community Impact

We love Boston. Fresh Truck is affecting a shift in health outcomes by providing Boston neighborhoods access to fresh, nutritious food options while building health-centered food culture.

Here's what can happen when Fresh Truck becomes the source of healthy food in a community.

Fresh Truck rolls into your neighborhood and healthy food becomes a fixture in the community.
Fresh Truck co-hosts block parties and interactive food programs where families learn about cooking and try new foods.
Shopping on Fresh Truck becomes part of the routine, families cook and eat more fresh, healthy food.
Your neighborhood embraces a health-centered food culture, people feel good and health outcomes change for the better.

We food

People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories
A nutritious diet helps students stay focused, perform better on exams and excel academically
Kids who play an active role in the selection and preparation of meals are more likely to consume fruits and vegetables