Two years ago, we told you about how a mobile market, also known as a cart, was about to grow into a mobile food truck called the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub. This truck travels along Lancaster Avenue through parts of West Philly, bringing fresh vegetables to local residents who previously had far less access to a quality selection of eggplant, yams, and so forth.
Or this stuff too. Image from West Philly Fresh Food Hub Facebook Page.
Now, the Fresh Food Hub plans to expand its operations to other neighborhoods in the city in need of improved access to better food. As of August of this year, the Fresh food Hub had generated $30K to the local economy, and distributed more than 15 tons of fruits and vegetables to more than 1,500 families since it launched in April 2012.
A decade from now, the face of University City will be one lined with new features and high-rise development. Most recently, Drexel celebrated the completion of its new $92M 12-story LeBow Hall at 32nd & Market. The school has a green roof, a Green Globe certificate and includes LeBow College's five centers.