Written by South Granville Senior Centre’s Tania Ehret.
On July 18th our first Westside Mobile Food Market was a major success, selling out all of our produce. Our fresh products consisted of cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, mint, cherries, cauliflower, onions, bananas, and new potatoes.
Project Coordinator, Annie, and volunteers Madeline, Elizabeth, and Raymonde set up an information table highlighting the campaign and asking for people to sign a pledge of support. The Mobile Food Market, which focuses on ending food deserts (districts or neighbourhoods with little or no access to affordable and nutritious food) in the Westside, will be promoted all over the surrounding area this summer as we participate in outreach events to raise awareness of food security issues for seniors.
Please join us every Thursday from 11am to 1pm as we set up our mobile food market at the front of our centre. There will also be a market from 2-4 at The Marpole Place Neighbourhood House on the same day.
Please contact Merrily Tan at email@example.com, here at the centre, if you are interested in volunteering with this collaborative project!
For more information about the campaign and to sign the pledge, check out the Plenty Campaign website here.