Neighborhood Pop-up Grocery Project
The Neighborhood Pop Up Grocery Project engaged local restaurants to serve as points of fresh and affordable food access. This allowed families to travel less distance than to full-service grocery stores and reduce their exposure to others in these high-traffic outlets, and while also bringing additional sales outlets to local restaurants and farms.
This project model helped local restaurants generate additional revenue, increased food shopping options, and supported local farmers by purchasing food that may have otherwise gone to waste during the pandemic.
This project focused on local support and almost all of the dollars spent through the program went to Texas-owned enterprises, which benefited the local economy overall.
in revenue generated for local businesses
The majority of the pop-up groceries offered mixed produce boxes sourced from the food hub The Common Market – Texas.
Several pop-up groceries also had a more expanded offering- selling produce as well as meat, local eggs by the dozen, and pantry goods.
In September 2020, this pilot concluded. In wrapping up this project, we communicated closely with the City of Austin’s Healthy Corner Store Program, which is planning to continue this work with several of the Neighborhood Pop-Up Grocery Project’s partners.
Learn more about the restaurants that made this project possible: