United Way’s Mobile Market Is a Well-Oiled Machine
United Way of Greater New Bedford hosted its Mobile Market on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. The market was held at Faded Image, located at 24 Sandwich Road in Wareham.
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 are held from 5:15 to 6:30 pm and are available at each site every other week.
Last night was the second time that our station volunteered for this incredible cause. The United Way Hunger Commission is such an amazing organization and we were honored to participate in this way.
Rhonda Silvia (no relation) is the friendly face that Mobile Market visitors are greeted with as they arrive at Mobile Market. When I tell you that she is one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers I've ever met, I mean it. She has not missed a single Mobile Market event in five years. The market runs from July through October and her jeep is filled with all of the supplies needed to run the show all summer long. There's no doubt that she's a huge factor in this event running so smoothly. Thank you, Rhonda, for showing us the ropes!
There are still six more chances for you and your family to visit Mobile Market so you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity. The last two dates for the Wareham location will be October 8 and October 22. See you there!
Learn more about United Way's work around hunger HERE.
The 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)