United Way to Host a Winter Mobile Market in February
United Way of Greater New Bedford launched the Mobile Market in 2015 to provide low-income working families with fresh produce. The market’s primary focus is to remove the barriers that families often face when accessing fresh produce, such as cost and transportation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the SouthCoast in terms of food insecurity, and United Way has made every effort to support members of the community during this difficult time.
United Way of Greater New Bedford is hosting Winter Mobile Markets to distribute winter food items that include Blount frozen soup, pasta, stuffing, and more. Markets begin at 5:30 pm and go until 7 pm or until all packages have been distributed. All Greater New Bedford residents are eligible to receive this support. Food is distributed first come first served.
The market will be held on Tuesday, February 23 at Bank Five in the North End of New Bedford, located at 1724 Acushnet Ave. As of right now, only one distribution date has been announced, but more will be added following February’s event. Keep an eye on the United Way of Greater New Bedford Facebook page for updates.
"The need for food continues to grow in our community due to the pandemic," said Victora Grasela, Vice President of Marketing & Community Engagement at United Way of Greater New Bedford. "Mobile Markets allow us to serve different areas of the community and people that may not have transportation to food pantries or cannot go to a food pantry during the day due to work or school schedules."
Please park and walk up to be served. Masks are required at all times. In case of inclement weather, Mobile Markets will be postponed to the following Wednesday.