Community

Fresh Express Bus

The goal of the Fresh Express bus endeavor is a simple one: enhance the health of downtown Phoenix residents by increasing access, availability and affordability of fresh produce as well as provide them with health and wellness resources.

The area, known as “Discovery Triangle” in downtown Phoenix, is known as a “food desert” because of a lack of access to fresh food. Recognizing this need, the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation renovated a city bus donated by Valley Metro and launched Fresh ExpressThe bus travels twice a week to underserved neighborhoods, schools and community centers in Phoenix and Tempe providing residents with fresh food at low prices. During the spring semester, the bus brings undergraduate ASU nursing students into the community to provide free screenings to community members. Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory measurements.