The Curbside Market provides fresh, affordable foods in low-income communities throughout Foodlink’s service area. The program aims to increase food access in areas without nearby farmer’s markets or grocery stores. Curbside is a program that increases public health and agricultural economic development. The purpose of Curbside is to simulate a grocery store in a convenient way for shoppers who live in low-income communities. We visit the same sites, on the same day, at the same time every week. Curbside has a fleet of three trucks that visit a minimum of 60 sites per week, including: affordable housing facilities, health clinics, senior centers, recreation centers, and other community centers.
We ask that all site partners meet the following criteria: Demonstrate community need for the Curbside Market at your site. Provide a consistent location and point of contact for the market to operate. Maintain a consistent schedule for the Curbside Market. Draw enough customers to meet the minimum consumer activity requirements (15 customers/visit) Communicate, advertise, and promote the Curbside Market to the community