I really love the concept of the Fresh Food Markets in TCHC communities as they bring free fresh produce to communities that otherwise are over saturated with unhealthy expensive shopping alternatives.
I can appreciate the way these markets are set up so that children can see, touch, and choose fresh produce that they might like to try. So much better than the processed junk at children's eye level in grocery or corner stores.
I have a problem with many of the adults that show up with large suit cases to fill with fresh fruit and vegetables though. What makes that even worse is that I was told at the last one on these Fresh Food Markets I attended some families were loading multiple suitcases. Then dumping produce into a vehicle just off site. Only to return to join the line again.
I can understand if you want one or two pieces over the limit. But, if it doesn't fit in your fridge, it's not going to fit in your belly, and will in all likelihood end up in the garbage. Thereby defeating the purpose of reducing food waste which is certainly one of the goals of the Daily Bread Food Bank and the many local farmers that participate in this initiative.
I would really hate to think that a few bad apples will spoil this opportunity for so many people living in TCHC communities.