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The Veggie Van

The Veggie Van

The Veggie Van (est. 2021) is a mobile market that serves affordable fresh 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 as a whole.

 

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 outcomes. Learn more here.

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Schedule & Locations

The Veggie Van runs every Thursday and Friday from July 7 to September 15.

Each week, we will set up at the locations of our community partners. Please see the schedule and location details below:

Thursdays

Fridays

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All produce is subsidized by 50-75% to help reduce barriers to access. Some of the offerings include cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, beets, carrots, watermelons, apples etc. 

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How You Can Help 

PAY IT FORWARD
We encourage those with the financial means to donate to our pay-it-forward program to help cover the cost entirely for those unable to afford our local produce. PIF donations are accepted are our veggie van locations.

VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for volunteers to help run the Veggie Van. Learn more about volunteering here.

Interested? Please fill out our volunteer application
or email foodsecurity@fireweedfoodcoop.ca for more information.

 


 

Our Sponsors

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