Hello My name is Rosalyn Renderos
I am passionate about helping people in low income communities eat a little more healthier by bringing fresh produce right into the community.
By Rozzy's Fresh Fruit and Veggie Van
Diets rich in healthy foods—particularly those with higher levels of fruits and vegetables (F&V)—can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Because F&V are naturally low in calories and high in fiber and water content, they are more filling than other foods and can help maintain a healthy weight.
However, most Americans do not consume enough F&V, and this is even more of an issue among lower-income and minority individuals.
There are a number of factors that influence F&V consumption, including access, which involves both affordability and availability.
Lower-income and communities of color tend to have less access to stores that sell F&V (grocery stores, supermarkets, farmers’ markets) and greater access to stores or restaurants that sell nutrient-deficient foods.
In addition to geographic proximity, individuals’ perceptions of convenience of purchasing and preparing fresh F&V and affordability, quality, and variety of fresh F&V have been cited as influencing F&V access and consumption.
Surveys conducted in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Social Services found that lower-income families believed that having more opportunities for purchasing affordable, locally grown produce would facilitate consumption of more F&V. However; farmers’ markets, which generally offer lower-cost local produce, are not easily accessed by this population.
With your help Rozzy's Fresh Fruit and Veggie Van will serve these communities and delvelop relationships with locals and offer free recipes and cooking classes
It is my goal to have this van asap
So that i may serve families in the food deserts with fresh affordable produce
This endeavor will provide income for my family and help other familes eat a little healthier
Target consumers is low income communities without a full service grocery in Charlotte Nc and surrounding counties
I will to offer afforadable veggie, and fruit boxes by cutting out the middle man and buying from direct local farmers and distributors in North and South Carolina
Individuals can purchase produce bags of 1lb each of potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, grapes, oranges, bananas, and many seasonal fruit and veggies from $1 bag each
I will develop a route to serve communities on a regular basis.
Eating fresh fruits is essential for a healthy mind and body
My daughter Rajai was giving fruits and veggies at an early age,
She love fruits and veggies so much she became vegetarian
She is very smart and have a high GPA, which is most definitely connected to a diet rich in nutrition.
Will you help me help others
By providing affordable produce to disadvantage communites in Charlotte Nc and surroundings counties.
All funds received will go towards the commerical van, registration, insurance , marketing materials and produce
Your support is greatly appreciated
Together We Shall Thrive