United Way Hunger Commission Of Greater New Bedford Launches Mobile Food Market
Many people work during food pantry hours. That’s why the United Way of Greater New Bedford's Hunger Commission has created the first mobile food market to travel to the north and south ends of the city after work hours on Tuesdays.
According to South Coast Today, the mobile food market will be open on Tuesday’s from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the north end of the city at the First Citizens' Federal Credit Union parking lot, across from 570 North Front Street. A photo ID and proof of earned income are required in order to receive food.
Victoria Grasela, Communications and Development Associate at United Way, stated that "We know it's a need for families who are struggling and work in the day. We felt it was extremely needed.”
The mobile food market is basically a food pantry on wheels, allowing families to pick up fresh produce from the Dartmouth YMCA's Sharing the Harvest Community Farm. The farm is a non-profit organization, which supplies fresh produce to pantries and homeless programs throughout the region.
New Bedford’s mobile food market will run up until October.
It will be open on September 1, 15 and 29, at the lot across the street from the Dennison Memorial Community Center at 755 South 1st Street in New Bedford. It will also take place on September 8, 22 and October 6, and will be located at the First Citizens' Federal Credit Union parking lot, across from 570 North Front Street.
The rain date for the food market is on Wednesdays.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez