In 2015, STF began piloting a direct-to-neighborhood distribution model, delivering healthier foods and nutrition education in low income housing, senior residential centers, and to centralized food insecure populations via a shoppable mobile pantry.

We call it the Mobile Food Network.

By coming to recipients, STF is able to meet target populations who may have never sought out assistance; subsequently breaking down barriers, opening dialogue, and presenting opportunities for systematic change.  STF has experienced rapid expansion and reception of services, with annual donations of recovered healthier food options more than doubling since 2016.

Access barriers to healthy foods based on transportation and mobility constraints, coupled with health issues, pointed STF to the need for complete mobility of healthy foods. Studied further, we believe this model can systematically and scalably change the lives of those affected by such constraints in communities spanning the nation and health system.