On July 18, the Westside Mobile Food Market will be rolling out for the first time. This project is the culmination of years of work on the Westside of Vancouver to raise the awareness of and take action on food system – particularly access – inadequacies in this community.
The mobile market is a joint effort of The South Granville Seniors Centre and The Westside Food Collaborative. This one-year pilot project will assist seniors and other vulnerable people living on Vancouver’s Westside in “food deserts” — zones with few or no grocery stores or produce stands.
To kick off the mobile market’s first season, the “The Plenty Campaign” (in support of the Westside Mobile Food Market) will raise awareness for Westside seniors experiencing food insecurity. The public will be invited to show their support by signing a community pledge — online or at Vancouver Farmers’ Markets and various other community events.
I was wondering if you were able to share the news — along with an appeal to sign the pledge — in your: newsletter, blog posts, email updates to supporters/staff/your internal networks, or via social media by sharing this video about the Westside Mobile Food Market.
If you have any question about the mobile market, would like to chat with the organizers, or need additional material (e.g. more copy, photos etc.), please feel welcome to be in touch. If you are interested in volunteering with the Westside Mobile Food Market Plenty Campaign, please contact our volunteer coordinator Merrily Tan at email@example.com.