The Market Bus
What’s big green and on the road with food and love? Our new market bus, Feed More Freddie! Thanks to the steadfast support of our hunger-fighting partner, the McKesson Foundation, since April 2023, this retrofitted school bus has been delivering fresh fruits, veggies and more to kids and teens across our service area.
The bus, and all our Children’s Programs, are designed to increase food access to the 1 in 6 children in Central Virginia experiencing food insecurity. These programs help kids improve concentration, better manage stress and depression and increase academic performance.
By eliminating the barriers kids and teens face to accessing healthy food, this new service offering will make it much easier for young folks to receive the healthy foods they need to learn, grow and thrive. Alongside distributions at schools, communities and local organizations like the YMCA, this bus will also serve low-income neighbors through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).