Another Kind of Food Truck
Foodlink, the regional food bank, is expanding its food access program by adding another Curbside Market Vehicle to its fleet.
Citizens Bank provided a grant for the truck, which is essentially a produce aisle on wheels.
The program began last year with one truck making 26 stops with the city of Rochester, selling around 40-thousand pounds of produce to about 6-thousand customers.
Now, the two trucks are expected to make around 50 stops each week, delivering locally grown fresh food and vegetables to underserved neighborhoods.
Foodlink Chief Operating Officer Jeanette Batiste says they make 45 minute stops on a routine schedule each day, so customers can count on Foodlink to be there with the truck full of locally grown produce.
The vehicles stop at public housing units, community health centers, and neighborhood organizations.
Here's video from the Curbside Market at Jordan Health's Woodward Center