Some charitable organizations out of Palm Beach, Florida are teaming up to get a food truck on the streets that will come bearing fruits, vegetables, and nutritional education. As opposed to the usual fare of piping-hot bacon-wrapped-pizza-tacos and lardburgers.
If you haven't had the pleasure of guzzling comestibles served hot off a converted cargo hauler at 3am, you're missing out on the direct-arterial injection of "bad for you" that makes food truck so wonderful.
But some of us just don't know when to put the pastries down, hence the overflow of fatties here in America. Many believe an ignorance of good nutrition habits combined with a lack of access to healthy food are big factors to the obesity epidemic formula.
I'm inclined to agree. Deliciously awful grub is much easier to find and cheaper to buy in almost every city I've spent time in.
To try and tackle this issue, the US Food Bank is rolling out the first Xpress Mobile Food Pantry Truck in Palm Beach. Food Bank Director Perry Borman hasn't firmed up where exactly the truck will be going, but he told the Palm Beach Daily News "we will be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, and there will be a nutritionist on board."
The Quantum Foundation, a private non-profit that throws money at certain charities and government agencies, is giving the Palm Beach County Food Bank $100,000 to get the truck running.
Palm Beach County is also wrangled $135,000 to build miniature gyms they call "Fitness Zones" in public places.
Is a healthy food truck a great way to get good food to people who might not otherwise be able to find it, or just a hopeless drop in an ocean of overweight Americans?
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