.shutterstock_61234516A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure.

Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. The grocery store on wheels is set to launch at the end of May.

St. Louis University medical student Jeremy Goss founded the nonprofit along with Washington University graduates Colin Dowling and Tej Azad.

They’ve partnered with a local hospital to allow doctors to prescribe fruits and vegetables for children based on their level of hunger. They can then use that prescription as a coupon for the MetroMarket. Read More…

May 16, 2016

An excerpt from Global Citizen, by Megha Cherian