Free Produce for Residents living in Hillsborough “Food Deserts”

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Veggie Van is a mobile produce market, delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to “food desert” neighborhoods. Currently, the YMCA Van delivers fresh produce, once a week, to locations in Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights, Wimauma, Plant City and Dover. There is no cost during the coronavirus pandemic, and minimal ($4 a month) thereafter. It is available to all residents in need.

For more information on this, including dates, times, and exact locations of the deliveries, you may call 813-867-5440, or go to the TampaVeggieVan facebook page. You may also email Lauren Reyes, at

Also, for more information, please listen to short attached interview with Lauren Reyes, Vice president of Operations of the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA.