We want healthy food options to be affordable and accessible to everyone in Boston.

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About Fresh Truck

Fresh Truck is a retrofitted school bus that operates as a mobile healthy food market to support food access and community health across Boston neighborhoods

Mission

Fresh Truck supports community health by increasing access to healthy foods and promoting nutrition education.

Vision

Fresh Truck is working toward a healthy Boston and vibrant neighborhood food culture.

 

 

Fun facts about Fresh Truck!

04
Month pilot period July-October
10
Boston Neighborhoods Served
1120
Families eating fresh
17541
Pounds Sold

Bringing healthy food to the people!

Our Food

Fresh Truck carries a daily inventory of more than 30 different kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts, whole grains, healthy snacks and other fresh, healthy food items! Shop at street level from our open-air market or step on to the bus and shop from indoor market.

#FreshSpots

We’re in the same place, at the same time, every week. Fresh Truck works on a fixed weekly schedule and makes stops across multiple Boston locations each day, targeting communities with the least access to supermarkets or others sources of affordable healthy food.

Community Health Partnerships

To meaningfully improve community health, we know we need to do more than make healthy food accessible. Fresh Truck collaborates with health centers and other community organizations to connect their healthcare services with Fresh Truck as direct access point for affordable, healthy food options.

Let’s Party!

Fresh Truck hosts block parties and other events that provide interactive educational programming around nutrition, cooking and wellness to build a more positive, vibrant and diverse food culture in Boston.

Ask not what you can do for your country.

Ask what’s for lunch. – Orson Welles

Who are we?

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring our mission to life in this wonderful city we love.

JOSH TRAUTWEIN // Co-FOUNDER // EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Josh is the Executive Director of Fresh Truck and a student of all things social innovation. Josh founded Soccer1, a Boston-based organization that organizes networks of grassroots soccer clubs and coaches Special Olympics Soccer. Josh is a proud Northeastern Husky and graduated with a degree in Sociology.

ANNIKA MORGAN // MARKETING & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Annika is a student of Social Enterprise at Northeastern University. When she isn’t selling food out of a school bus you can find her cooking up tasty creations to feature on Fresh Truck’s Instagram. Annika is a west-coast native, loves a well crafted burrito (extra guacamole) and food puns will always make her laugh.

CULLEN HEATER // THE FOOD GUY

Cullen is Fresh Truck’s Operations Manager. He graduated from McGill University with a degree in psychology and political science. During his time at McGill, Cullen cultivated his passion for food and agriculture, spending a semester in Barbados where he studied sustainable land use and worked on a government-run sheep farm researching methods to lower feeding costs. Cullen is also the manager of the Everett Farmers’ Market.

NATE SOLDER // COMMUNITY NETWORKER

Nate completed a degree in biology and physiology from the University of Colorado and stays up on the latest in fitness and nutrition. Nate has been a part of several community development programs that range from school-based programs and shelters here in New England, to community building projects in Italy and Guatemala. Nate is on board Fresh Truck to support community outreach and health programing. When Nate isn’t repping Fresh Truck, he moonlights as a tackle for our own New England Patriots.

DANIEL CLARKE // Co-FOUNDER // BIZ STRATEGIST

Daniel Clarke graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He brings a wealth of finance and startup experience to the business. Prior to Fresh Truck, Dan worked in the finance industry as a Financial Analyst at P&G and as a Research Associate at Brooke Private Equity Associates in Boston. While in school, Daniel was part of several startups, including Zaang Inc., a mobile advertising startup, as Head of Sales.

IGOR SOUZA // BRAND ENGINEER

Igor Souza currently owns and operates two successful small businesses, Capetivate, Inc. and Bright Cleaning Services, both based out of Cape Cod.  At Capetivate, Inc., Igor supports early-stage businesses in developing branding strategies, web site designs, and marketing initiatives.

PRASHANTH GUBBALA // FINANCE GUY

Prashanth Gubbala is currently an Analyst at a middle-market investment bank in Boston. Previously, Prashanth served two years in Peace Corps Malawi as a Rural Business Development volunteer, building agricultural and environmental enterprises in rural farm communities in Northern Malawi. Prashanth graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Finance.

 

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Advisory Board

Rudy Scarito – Founder & Managing Director, RS Finance

Ms. Scarito is the Founder and Managing Director of RS Finance, a middle- market focused corporate finance and M&A advisory firm based in Boston. She ha been an investment banker for over 20 years, spending 11 years in New York at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, working in both M&A and Equity Capital Markets. Rudy, Graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and has an MBA from Harvard University.

Rick M. Wynn, CFA – Managing Director, NPI Capital

Mr. Wynn is a seasoned finance professional and entrepreneur. He is currently a Managing Director at NPI Capital, LP, a private equity fund and he has received an MBA from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Louisa Kasdon – Founder, Let’s Talk About Food

Louisa Kasdon is a food and health writer with over 500 published articles, and a passionate advocate for public education around food and health. A former owner of three restaurants, she happily made the transition from preparing food to writing about it. She is the food editor of the Boston Phoenix Magazine and is the author over 500 published pieces in regional and national publications. Louisa is the winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Culinary Writing and is a graduate of Wellesley College, M.I.T., and the Wharton School. She has been active in the Boston culinary community for over 15 years.

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32 Ashcroft Street – Suite 2, Jamaica Plain 02130  

774-213-1936
info@thefreshtruck.org

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