Market on wheels brings fresh produce to Chicago communities in need

ByYukare Nakayama Localish logo
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Market on wheels brings fresh produce to communities in need
This market on wheels is bringing fresh produce to Chicago neighborhoods in need.

CHICAGO -- A market on wheels is heading to several neighborhoods on the South and West sides of Chicago, offering affordable produce.

Urban Growers Collective and Barilla have teamed up to relaunch the Fresh Moves program. It's a program that offers fresh produce at an affordable price to communities in need of fresh food.

Laurell Sims, co-founder of Urban Growers Collective, said the relaunch of Fresh Moves was important because people are in more need of fresh fruits and vegetables than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Having access to food that really boosts immunity is central to really making sure they stay healthy and are able to combat this virus," Sims said.

The bus will be hitting 15 communities, and it's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.