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The Veggie Van

The Veggie Van

The Veggie Van (est. 2021) is a mobile market that serves subsidized fresh and culturally appropriate local produce to underserved communities in Winnipeg.

The goals are two-fold. By making nutritious local produce more affordable and accessible, this initiative helps to address food insecurity and improve health and socio-economic outcomes in lower-income neighbourhoods. Sourcing locally also directly supports small sustainable farmers which in turn helps strengthen the local food system and local economy. 

 

Although this is a relatively new model, research on the impacts of mobile

markets is already showing promising results in combating food insecurity and

improving food literacy, among other things. Learn more here.

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Schedule & Locations

For the 2022 summer season, the Veggie Van plans to operate on Thursdays from July to September.

We will be set up at the locations of our community partners:

1. NorWest Community Food Centre

2. West Central Women's Resource Centre 

3. North Point Douglas Women's Centre

*Stay tuned for the complete schedule.

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We believe in dignity through the power of choice! 

How You Can Help 

PAY IT FORWARD
The Veggie Van welcomes everyone, however, we encourage those with the financial means to donate to our pay it forward program to help cover the cost for those unable to pay.

VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for volunteers to help run the Veggie Van. Interested?
Email foodsecurity@fireweedfoodcoop.ca


DONATE
We rely on donations from businesses and individuals to help subsidize the cost of local food.  


 

Our Sponsors

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