Hello! We’re Zocalo.

17 Jun

We’re glad you found us.  We invite you to peruse this site to find out more about who we are and what we do.  Here’s a highly abbreviated explanation.

Problem: The lack of healthy food alternatives in underserved neighborhoods is a significant problem in the US.  Limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables is connected to poor health, and there are significant barriers to large chains opening bricks-and-mortar stores in these neighborhoods.  How can we get fresh produce to the people who currently have the most limited access?

Solution: Zocalo aggregates demand at the neighborhood level to purchase in sufficient volume to keep prices affordable, and maintains a mobile distribution system through foodtrucks in order to bring food to people, instead of asking people to come to the food.

If you’re interested in chatting, brainstorming, or debating, be in touch!  We love thinking about how to solve the world’s food challenges and believe that starting with our own communities is a big step forward.

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