Mangia! Mangia! Feeding the Neighbourhood

Vince Chessa

Mainland Co. Wholesale Fruits and Produce truck with driver, 1926. VPL 58915
The Story

Memories of how food came from shop or truck or garden to table as one mother finds happiness in feeding everyone she can.

“They had a truck that came by, down the street – Seymour Street – and he’d ring his bell and you’d go out there and this truck would be full of vegetables, and she would walk out there, in the early days, and that’s where she’d get her vegetables.”

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