World U.P.



Our Mobile Produce Pantry (MPP) is a 6’6’12 utility trailer fitted with an A/C unit, a CoolBot, and ample storage for fresh fruits and vegetables! Using a pickup truck, we can then transport fresh produce to different locations throughout the RVA to increase food security in Richmond and the community’s access to nutrient-rich foods!

ANYWHERE in Central RVA! The MPP has the capacity to store, distribute, and provide a space to demonstrate food prep ideas on how to prepare healthy produce in new and innovative ways. We can support: Existing Food Pantries | Farmers Markets | Organizations with Healthy Eating Programs | Cultural Cooking Exchange Programs | Skills Training Programs

We are mobile and specialize in produce. Most food pantries in Richmond lack the ability to store and distribute produce to the community. Our pantry is on wheels so we can travel to a variety of existing pantries that lack the infrastructure and increase their ability to include fresh produce in their distribution.

1500lbs! For reference, because of our partnership with Feed More, 1,500lbs can be purchased with a $50 gift!

We are a part of the Feedmore Agency Network! While Feedmore has historically only worked with brick-and-mortar food pantries, our exciting new relationship allows World U.P. to source fresh and healthy produce at a fraction of the retail cost, and allow Feedmore to provide additional service options to their existing food pantries so that they may expand their distribution options!!

We are always looking for new food sources – so if you know a grocery store or farm looking for a way to get food into the community, please contact us!

This project will have a strong and lasting impact on the Richmond community. The MPP impacts three separate and measurable areas.

  1. Improve food security to diverse underserved communities within Central Virginia. This program can provide families with healthier minds, bodies, and empower communities. Healthy, nutrient-rich foods are vital to reducing truancy rates, increasing employment rates, and building a diverse community. Proper nutrition is necessary for communities to begin to heal from neglect and impoverishment. This impact will be measured by tracking the number of families we serve and the amount of produce they are provided.
  2. Provide support and assistance to pre-existing organizations that operate food pantries, but cannot support the storage and distribution of produce. Partnership with these organizations will strengthen the nonprofit sector of Richmond, Virginia, and will encourage future partnerships that share and efficiently utilize community resources. Implementing a program that assists multiple existing organizations in achieving their missions just makes fiscal and economic sense. This impact is measured by the number of organizations we are able to serve each year.
  3. A gentle reminder to Richmond companies and community members that food deserts are still highly prevalent in Richmond and need to be served with more permanent measures. In 2015, Richmond ranked third in the country for having the most grocery stores per capita. Since then, we have seen the entrance of Wegmans, Publix, Lidl, and the addition of many new Aldi franchises, making it reasonable to assume that Richmond has not fallen in those rankings.
  • Farmer’s Markets Festivals
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Cultural Centers
  • A Feed More Wellness Pantry
  • Cultural Cooking Exchange/Demos
  • Presenting Cooking Demos
  • Converting your pantry into a library
  • School Breakfast and/or Snack Programs
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