Food On The Move, a mobile food initiative to fight hunger and food in Tulsa, has plans for future growth.
The nonprofit is entering its sixth year supplying fresh produce and groceries to areas with no grocery stores or access to fresh produce. And it could be the most exciting year yet.
Taylor Hanson, founder of Food On The Move, told News On 6 that they are working on creating a permanent location called the Food Home.
It’s in the early stages, but he said it would include a space for growing and selling fresh produce, as well as a distribution center for local farmers.
“It is a project that deals with urban agriculture, education and training and is working with partners on a model for a grocery store that can then be available both within the community and locally, especially at our location. Ultimately, this helps connect local producers and distributors of products across Tulsa, ”said Taylor.
Hanson can’t go into the exact location just yet, but said the concept is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and he believes it could become a model for other communities.
He said the nonprofit’s growth will only be possible through the relationships and partnerships they’ve built in Tulsa.
“Food On The Move is at a really exciting time. We have a growing group of partnerships between people at the heart of the North Tulsa community we work in and people from all over the city in for-profit, for-profit community members, food trucks, leaders of all kinds, ”said Hanson.
Even with a fixed location, Hanson said, Food On The Move will “keep moving” and continue to host mobile pop-up events in the community.
In fact, the mission will be set up in a new location on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: the Jane A. Malone Community Center in Chamberlain Park.
Hanson said adding a new location Tuesday night was a great way to increase their reach.
“This is a perfect place for us to really be in the heart of the neighborhood and expand our knowledge as we work with neighbors and parishioners, and to see that even more people are served fresh produce every time an event” said Taylor.
The Chamberlain Park event is the first of a new monthly Tuesday night initiative at the center – in addition to the monthly Thursday night events on TCC’s Northeast Campus.
Food On The Move is a pay-as-you-can initiative that provides Tulsans with fresh produce, food, fun, community and health.