Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, IndyGo and Growing Places Indy announced a new partnership to bring fresh and affordable produce to downtown Indianapolis.
The pilot program, “Food in Transit”, aims to expand access to food for Indianapolis residents by bringing affordable produce to the Transit Center during peak ridership hours.
Food in Transit will provide fresh produce for purchase every Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. during September and October, and is anticipated to reopen in spring 2019.
Mayor Joe Hogsett calls the effort “a significant step forward” in addressing food access issues in the city.
Every Friday, Growing Places Indy will be at the Transit Center selling a variety of fresh produce like green tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, peppers and more.
“Growing Places Indy is proud to partner in this project to provide access to the fresh, affordable, food that we grow less than 2-miles from the Transit Center,” says Linda Cook, Executive Director of Growing Places Indy.
To learn more about Growing Places Indy, visit www.growingplacesindy.org.