A new on-campus bus route will take riders from campus to the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park this fall. The Fresh Food Bus will operate each Saturday, excluding UGA home football game Saturdays, through Dec. 19.
The new route aims to make fresh, healthy foods more accessible to students and community members and to increase participation in the SNAP Double-Value Coupon Program.
Riders should arrive at the Multi-Modal Center, find the Fresh Food Bus sign and hop on to get to the market or catch the Fresh Food Bus at one of its stops on the UGA campus.
The bus route will include stops at Building S of Family and Graduate Housing, Memorial Hall, the Athens Multi-Modal Center and Russell Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. The bus will run from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. with hourly stops at the farmers market. Return trips from the market begin at 8:45 a.m. and run once per hour for three more hours.
A partnership between the Athens Farmers Market, Wholesome Wave Georgia, Athens Transit, UGA Campus Transit and the UGA Office of Sustainability, the program is made possible through the support of the Ray Anderson Foundation. Other collaborators include UGA Food Services, UGA Housing, the Student Government Association, Students for Environmental Action and Real Food UGA.