Problem: There is no easy access to fresh, affordable produce for students at the University of Michigan.
Solution: We hope to bridge the last mile between students and local farmers, business owners, and restaurants by bringing Ann Arbor’s finest to them. With our food truck stopping at convenient locations on the University of Michigan’s campus, we bring fresh food, recipes, and art right to the students’ doorsteps.
Prototype Summary: Our food truck will stop at three different locations on the U-M campus: outside of the Michigan Union on South Campus, between Rackham Graduate School and the Michigan League on Central Campus, and outside of Pierpont Commons on North Campus. The Fresh Foods truck will be on campus three times a week at each wheelchair accessible location at a specific time for students to pick up their food. Our food subscription services are priced in tiers, with Tier One being fifteen dollars a week or $225 a semester, Tier Two being twenty dollars a week or $300 a semester, and Tier Three being twenty five dollars a week or $375 a semester. Students also have the option of moving between tiers per week, depending on how much produce they want or need. Once a week, the paratransit bus will carry Fresh Food produce boxes to allow for easy pick up for the service’s patrons. In each produce box that students will receive we will also be giving a pamphlet that has recipes and directions on how to use the produce in the box and also information and ads that we will place on the other side. This pamphlet will be designed and created by art students in STAMPS or local artist that are interested in participating.