Fruitstrology

Food Desert Relief

Philabundance & the KidsBites Program

 

We are partnered with Philabundance and our proceeds are donated to their KidsBites program. We donate on a monthly basis, or more frequently, when we've sold a large amount of our products.

 
Members of Fruitstrology helping local Philly children learn about urban farming

Members of Fruitstrology helping local Philly children learn about urban farming

What are urban food deserts?

A food desert is a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. Food deserts usually exist in rural areas and low-income communities

Food deserts are typically defined by:

  1. The lack or absence of large grocery stores and supermarkets that sell fresh produce and healthy food options
  2. Low-income populations living on tight budgets

The United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts, including 6.5 million children.