United Way Changes Time of ‘Mobile Market’ Due to EEE Threat
United Way of Greater New Bedford made an important announcement on their Facebook page on Friday, August 30.
As of September 10, the hours of Mobile Market will change for the remainder of the season due to the growing concerns around EEE.
Mobile Market will now operate from 5:15 to 6:30 pm, allowing everyone to leave before dusk and for those working families to still have time to get to the market if they work until 5 p.m.
"By adjusting the time of Mobile Market, we are able to still provide produce to those working families in need, and ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff.” -Victoria Grasela, Vice President of Marketing & Community Engagement for United Way of Greater New Bedford
Mobile Market provides free, locally grown, fresh produce to low-income working families in Greater New Bedford. All the produce is donated by YMCA Southcoast’s Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, Southcoast Health and Sid Wainer & Sons.
This year, in addition to its two locations in New Bedford, Mobile Market expanded to Wareham to serve more residents. The Mobile Market’s primary focus is to remove the barriers that families often face when accessing fresh produce. All markets were originally held from 5:30-7 pm and are available at each site every other week.
Distribution will take place at the following locations:
BankFive located at 1724 Acushnet Ave in New Bedford on Tuesdays (see schedule)
Faded Image located at 24 Sandwich Road in Wareham on Tuesdays (see schedule)
BankFive located at 160 County St. in New Bedford on Thursdays (see schedule)