With generous support from AARP, a partnership between INCOG, This Machine, and Reasor’s, will make healthy groceries more accessible to elderly and homebound individuals this fall.
This Machine Delivers will be transporting groceries by bike to Tulsa food desert neighborhoods as part of a pilot program to improve access to healthy food. This delivery program will address the difficulties faced by many low income, older adult, and homebound individuals who cannot access groceries due to lack of transportation and health restrictions. The program is available for qualifying individuals now through December 2020 with the hope of providing a permanent solution for individuals in the future.
“Bicycles are an essential part of the transportation network. It makes sense to utilize this powerful mode of transportation to improve community health by providing access to healthy groceries for those who are homebound and living in food deserts.” said This Machine Executive Director, Katie Sawicki.