How might we create affordable ways for people to buy healthy food in the areas where they live?
- Grow your own
- Lobby for SNAP to be used as an online payment method
- Pop up shopping options where people go regularly
- We could donate food and then sell them for a much lower price or just give them out?
- Support $/or create food co-ops (not necessarily organize/non-GMO to be more affordable)
- Pop up store
- Price cut
- The Cool Bus
- Pop-up farmers markets twice a month
- Food stands/farmers markets at major stop/centers
- Have a bus to take them to Good will and back to their house
- I think they should grow their own or make a community garden
- Peapod style delivery to rural areas
- Make an old house into a cheap grocery store!
- Food Coop: So-Bro/Glendale, Closed Marshs, Keystone Plaza; South Speedway, IN (Lyndhurst and Rockville Road) – convert to grocery and warehouse
- Use the Blue Apron model to create affordable meal kits with easy to follow directions; Coordinate with apartment complexes; Have students for community service teach classes on how to use
Repurposing old supermarkets: To being the former Double 8 Food across Illinois must e purchased, possibly by a new not-for-profit. The site ideally could be a neighborhood grocery and and food co-op. And include senior citizens on its board of directors or management.
The Food Artery: Publicly stationed kiosks that have real time updated information about food donation locations. Features: Fod insecure person can know where to get free healthy food, verification card ensures data collection for food insecurity researchers and government, jobless people can also volunteer for non-profits in return for meals/minimum wage. The main issue it solves is creating awareness amongst food insecure people about existing options of getting free healthy food.