In low-income areas where convenient access to affordable, fresh produce is limited, a food desert is the result. In Dallas county, the food insecurity rate in children is well above the U.S. national average.*
Together, with diverse mindsets and perspectives, Toyota team members, a team of 12 advisory board members, 13 UNT Dallas students, five Cedar Valley students, four faculty members from each college, plus six local farmers and more than 10 community allies, set out to address food insecurities, reaching food deserts in South Dallas with a mobile food market which will sell fresh fruits and vegetables. So far, they’ve reached more than 400 residents in the community.
*2018 Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap
Photo: Launched in Summer 2020, Mobile Market is fueling inclusion by enriching communities in South Dallas through fresh, accessible produce.