New bus service will give free rides to grocery stores for those in Promise Zone neighborhoods


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Promise Zone express is ready for its first ride in Evansville.

The new bus service will give free rides to grocery stores in Promise Zone neighborhoods.

It covers most of the central city, Jacobsville, and the south side.

The Promise Zone is recognized by the federal government as a food desert, meaning there’s limited access to affordable and healthy food.

Bridge Builders will start the shuttle in September.

“Excited about the partnership. We’re really excited to be able to continue what started as a pilot. Now we know we’ll have an opportunity for individuals who need to go to the grocery store, we’ll have this ride program designated for them.”

Missing Pieces will also fill the transportation gap for people with disabilities. It has a new van for wheelchair access.

Missing Pieces will help people run any of their errands.

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(This story was originally published on August 20, 2019)

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