OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Food accessibility

We can bring the fresh produce from the farmers market to many more people by sending the vendors into neighborhoods.

Photo of Cari Banning
1 1

Written by

Yesterday a produce vendor/grower brought his truck into our neighborhood to allow anyone to buy the produce he had with him. People came out of their homes to buy from him. Many people in my area either can't get to the store (they're elderly or are caring for small children) or are not going to the store out of fear of contamination or because the lines are too long. The typical delivery services only go to the house of the individual order. This idea is reminiscent of what happens all over Latin America: vendors drive down streets and announce their presence and their goods over a loud speaker attached to the car. It's effective.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

We continue to look for more ways to avoid going out, being near other people. We also continue to look for ways to help our elderly or single parent neighbors find ways to get what they need and maintain social distance at the same time.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • News: Radio
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

What is happening to people who are sick but recover? How long does it take? What do they feel like? What is the trajectory of the virus in an individual? 

What is your current profession?

High School Educator

In what city are you located?

Pasadena

In what country are you located?

USA

1 comment

Join the conversation:

Comment
Spam
Photo of Koldun Victor
Team

Interesting idea!