When you live in a county that is synonymous with the rolling countryside and an abundance of farms, it’s hard to imagine not having access to the fresh produce that makes our county so famous. But that is the case for residents in two Chester County food deserts—the urban setting of Coatesville and the rural area of Honey Brook.
A food desert is an area without access to fresh fruit, vegetables or other healthy whole foods. A large portion of households in these regions experience poverty and hunger, which a lack of fresh food retailers and access to public transportation only serves to worsen. Starting July 6, the Chester County Food Bank began bringing fresh foods, healthy staples and educational resources right to these residents with its new pilot program—weekly Fresh2You Mobile Markets.
Learn more about the program on TheTownDish.com. Photo courtesy of the Chester County Food Bank.