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Project Title

North Carolina Green Cart Program

Funding Dates



The Green Cart Program created strategic partnerships to develop a system for aggregating, packing, and delivering affordable boxes of fresh North Carolina-grown fruits and vegetables to lower-income and underserved communities. The program was designed to increase access to local produce for disadvantaged groups in Orange, Durham, Wake, and Lenoir Counties through weekly community-based deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to delivering low-cost foods to convenient locations, the program increased knowledge of fresh food cooking skills and nutrition information through site-based demonstrations. HPDP worked with food aggregation partners to purchase and provide access to seasonal produce, focusing on foods provided by small- and medium-scale farmers in North Carolina, especially those minority farmers transitioning from tobacco. 

Research Areas 

Health Equity
Healthy Food Access
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Alice Ammerman, DrPH


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Healthy Food Systems; National Cancer Institute; US Department of Agriculture