INDIANAPOLIS – After a successful pilot in fall 2018, Food in Transit returns on June 7, providing fresh and affordable produce to current and future transit riders.
The farm stand and locally-grown produce is provided by Growing Places Indy and is made possible by the Department of Metropolitan Development’s Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Food in Transit is available every Friday between June 7 and the end of October, from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.
Food items vary each week depending on availability and veggie bunches range in price between $1 to $3. Cash, EBT, credit and debit are all accepted forms of payment, and Growing Places Indy team members will be at each farm stand to answer questions about the produce and help with recipe suggestions.
“Food in Transit is one small way IndyGo hopes to reduce barriers to fresh and affordable food,” said Lauren Day, IndyGo Director of Public Affairs. “And we are grateful to our partners – the City of Indianapolis and Growing Places Indy – for making this project possible for another season.”
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. IndyGo is implementing the Marion County Transit Plan, which will bring a 70% increase in IndyGo services and build a strong network of frequent service. Improvements in the plan include shorter wait times, longer service hours, easier transfers, and rapid transit lines along high ridership corridors. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.
About City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD):
DMD’s Community Investments team administers grants made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Housing Trust Fund to low-to-moderate income neighborhoods in Indianapolis. These grants help to preserve and develop affordable housing, attract economic development opportunities, and support human services initiatives that serve low-to-moderate income populations. Visit https://www.indy.gov/activity/community-development-grants for more information.
About Growing Places Indy:
Growing Places Indy is committed to operate gardens in alignment with the Slow Food vision. The Slow Food vision is for a food system in which food that is “Good, Clean and Fair” is an accessible option for everyone. Growing Places Indy’s mission is to empower people to cultivate personal, family and community wellness through urban agriculture, access to fresh local food, and mind-body education. Visit Growing Places Indy for more information.