On your commute home from work, you’re definitely not the only one who’s starving from passing on lunch and desperate to get your hands on anything edible to silence your growling belly.
But, as loyal commuters around Toronto, we all know that the only thing you can really grab at a subway stations is junk food and nothing substantial — if anything at all.
Foodshare, Toronto Public Health and the TTC, although an unusual combo, just teamed up (and they make one hell of a power team).
Together, they’ve created an initiative called “Grab Some Good,” which officially launched today at the Downsview subway station on Shepphard Avenue West. This initiative’s bringing fresh produce to the starving commuters (aka you) with pop up food stalls.
Twice a week for an entire year, these pop up stalls will be open from 3 to 7 pm at the Kipling, Downsview and Victoria Park subway stations. Perfect timing for you to stumble out of work, bleary-eyed from staring at the computer, and ready for an energy kick. And now, thanks to Grab Some Good, you can finally grab a snack that won’t make you even more exhausted.
The locations of the food stalls were chosen because these three stations had the best balance between crowded commuters and far away, healthy food. So even if you’re aggravated by all the other people around you at one of these subway stations, you won’t help but get a whiff of freshness as you pass the stall.
And if you give in and line up to buy something, don’t feel guilty. It’s all healthy!
Although Toronto’s a bit behind other major cities in the world that have already established pop up food stalls with fresh food for commuters, this is still a huge step for Toronto on the path towards healthier eating. So gulp down those fruits and veggies and have a quick, healthy commute home today.