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

About us

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

In 2012 Josh worked as a program manager for the Fitzgerald Youth Institute (FYSI) at the MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center. He worked with doctors, nutritionists and social workers to implement a range of programs centered around helping families to develop strategies for maintain healthy and active lifestyles. While the program was well received by his families, Josh kept hearing that it was difficult for them to travel to the grocery store because it included a significant commute on public transportation. This meant that despite the great work being done by FYSI, MGH and other community health agencies in the neighborhood , the issue of food access imposed a huge barrier to families making any sustainable progress toward a healthier lifestyle.

This prompted Josh to rethink the business model for food retail, and led him to the initial concept for Fresh Truck: to pair existing community health outreach and education programs with a solution for helping families to access fresh, affordable healthy food.

As the Executive Director of Fresh Truck Josh provides the expertise to plan and execute the strategies and goals of Fresh Truck and also leads strategic outreach to public and private sector partners and community stakeholders. He is a proud Northeastern Husky, graduating with a degree in Sociology.

ANNIKA MORGAN // MARKETING & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Annika is studying Social Enterprise at Northeastern University and over several years has gained extensive leadership experience across Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She believes that the experience of selecting, preparing, eating and sharing food should be afforded to everyone. Annika leads the development of Fresh Truck’s branding, educational programming partnerships and customer engagement initiatives. She is committed to making the shopping experience personal for Fresh Truck’s diverse community customers. She can also be found cooking up tasty creations to feature on Fresh Truck’s Instagram.

Fresh Truck Contributors

MADELINE HEISING // FOOD GURU

Madeline is a recent graduate from Northeastern University with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Food Systems Sustainability, Health and Equity. She discovered her love of cooking and all things food when she got her first kitchen during her sophomore year of college and started her recipe blog, The Collegiate Vegan. You will never see her without a cup of coffee in one hand and her “Eat Your Veggies” tote bag in the other.

CHRIS LANGELOTTI // SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Chris is a recent graduate of Northeastern University where he received his BS in Human Services. He is passionate about public health and plans to pursue his Masters of Public Health this fall with a focus on Community Health. When he’s not scouring Groupon for the next best deal, Chris can be found adventuring around Boston on his bike shouting drive-by compliments at strangers.

ELIZABETH HILL // DESIGNER

In addition to making sure Fresh Truck always looks its best, Elizabeth Hill studies Communication and Art + Design at Northeastern University. She is a food enthusiast with a passion for kale chips and hot sauce. In her spare time you can find her exploring Boston with friends.

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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 has 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.

Nate Solder – New England Patriots

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 

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.

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32 Ashcroft Street – Suite 2, Jamaica Plain 02130  

774-213-1936
info@thefreshtruck.org

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