The Veggie Van brings provides affordable boxes of fresh North Carolina grown fruits and vegetables to communities in the triangle region of North Carolina. The Veggie Van visits each community site every week to deliver boxes and provide cooking demonstrations, nutrition information and recipes to help people create delicious, healthy meals with their Veggie Van produce.
The Veggie Van targets communities that have limited access to fresh produce either because of location or affordability. We partner with organizations that are already serving our these communities such as churches, community centers and day cares.
Veggie Van sells 2 produce box sizes: small (feeds 2-3 people per week; price ranges from $8-18) and large (feeds 4-5 people per week; price ranges from $12-24). Veggie Van offers sliding scale box prices. We ask that customers decide which price they are able to pay -- the lowest price covers only the produce cost, while the higher costs help us serve other people in the community.· We accept cash, EBT, debit/credit, and check.
If you're interested in having Veggie Van come to your community, here’s what you need to know:
- Before we bring Veggie Van to your site we ask that community members complete short surveys to see if there is interest in the program and figure out what days and times are best.
- We ask that your organization help recruit at least 30 people interested in purchasing Veggie Van boxes for at least 8 weeks.
- Veggie Van staff and volunteers come once a week to sell boxes and offer cooking demos and nutrition info.
- Your site provides a visible place to park the van and access to electrical outlets (preferably outdoors) for conducting cooking demos.
If you think the Veggie Van would be a good fit for your organization, contact:
Jillian Mickens, MPH, RD
Veggie Van Program Manager
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