This is the second time the mobile market has stopped in east Greensboro, the heart of one of the city’s largest food deserts.
Like the name implies, a food desert is an area bereft of food — more specifically, grocery stores. It’s where residents challenged with lack of transportation and other socio-economic factors don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of that, their options are limited to whatever is within walking distance such as convenience stores.
Enter the Out of the Garden Project. It’s a nonprofit started in 2009 by Don and Kristy Milholin to get fresh food to those who need it. Grants and donations fuel the operation.