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Fresh Moves Mobile Market Coming Back to Auburn Gresham May 21st!

Fresh Moves Mobile Market  is coming back to Auburn Gresham, every Tuesday afternoon, beginning, May 21, 2019, 3:00p - 4:30p. Come make a commitment to eat and buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. 

The schedule for all of Chicago is listed below. Help us spread the word!


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A little Background into Fresh Moves Mobile Market

Fresh Moves was formerly a program of Growing Power, Inc. and Food Desert Action, Inc. Below is the press release from 2015.

Fresh Moves Bus

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Growing Power Chicago Director Erika Allen announced a $100,000 federal grant to launch mobile markets in Chicago with two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses no longer in service. This investment will enable Growing Power to provide locally-grown organic and sustainable foods to ten neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides. In June 2012, Mayor Emanuel and USDA Secretary Vilsack announced a first round of federal funding to completely retrofit an out-of-service CTA bus into a fully-operational mobile market.

“Public and private investments in programs like Fresh Moves Mobile Markets are helping to ensure that all Chicago families have access to affordable, fresh and healthy food, neighborhood services and the investments in infrastructure, education and public space that create the vital communities of tomorrow,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I thank Secretary Vilsack for recognizing the efforts Chicago is making towards our goal to reduce the number of Chicagoans that live without easy access to fresh, healthy food, and thank Growing Power which continues to be a vigilant partner in these efforts.”

This investment means that Growing Power can expand mobile markets into some of the most underserved communities on the west and south sides of Chicago, including North Lawndale, Austin, Garfield Park, Washington Park, Englewood, Roseland, Woodlawn, Grand Boulevard, Fuller Park , Auburn Gresham, and South Shore. The buses will make stops at health clinics, schools, day care centers, farmers markets, parks, housing complexes and other community sites to bring fresh, locally grown produce to community residents.

Special thanks to Barilla US, the City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority for their sponsorship.

Keywords: community, Fresh Moves, Fruits, healthy eating, Healthy Lifestyle, locally grown, Vegetables

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