Mobile Grocery announced to combat against food deserts in Bowling Green

Published: Jan. 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST
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During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events, organizers announced a new program coming to the Bowling Green area, called "Mobile Grocery."

Mobile Grocery is a nonprofit working out of the Housing Authority of Bowling Green.

The premise is that people will be able to purchase groceries from a bus.

It's to combat against a problem some areas in Bowling Green and Warren County are facing, where food deserts exist and some residents lack transportation.

"It's sort of like the ice-cream truck method in a sense, that this bus will sort of drive down the streets, park," explained Megan Davidson, the president of the board of Mobile Grocery of Bowling Green. "You can just walk out your door. You have fresh foods, groceries, household items that you can just buy off the bus at costs that you would have comparable to other stores, and walk back in. So there's no worry about how you're going to get to the store; how you're going to carry all your groceries."

Davidson said folks should be seeing the bus on the streets come February or March.

The organization says multiple parts of town are expected to be included on the bus route, like the area surrounding the HABG developments off of Gordon Avenue and Summit View, as well as BG Towers, Double Springs Manor, and more.

For more information, contact the Housing Authority of Bowling Green, at (270) 843-6071.