Detroit Truck Responds To City's Food Desert Crisis
Detroit's inner city is home to one of the worst "food deserts" in the country. One researcher found that in 2007, more than half a million city residents live in areas where it's far easier to find a fast-food restaurant than it is to find a mainstream grocery store. "Peaches & Greens" was born to help residents access good produce right where they live. Like an ice cream truck wandering summer neighborhoods, Peaches & Greens sends a truck out to offer fresh produce, wandering central city streets to get nutritious food where residents can get to it without a long drive, bus or cab ride. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Johanon, executive director of Peaches & Greens, and Marvin Jenkins, a truck driver for Peaches & Greens who knows first - hand the welcome this two-year old business has received street by street.