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To reach neighbors in need in underserved communities, GBFB delivers high-quality, perishable food directly to partner sites, where it is set up on tables in a farmer’s market style. These free Mobile Markets serve low income populations including veterans, community health center patients, community colleges students and WIC program participants.

How does it work?

GBFB’s delivers high-quality food directly to our partner sites, where it is set up in the style of a farmer’s market. Clients ‘shop’ at each table, choosing from a diverse selection of free fresh produce and dairy products, as well as frozen soup and high-protein items. Fresh produce makes up over 50% of the food distributed at Mobile Markets, which is a big help for people like Mindy and her daughter.

By working in collaboration with our community partners, Mobile Markets take place at 13 sites in partnership with organizations that cross the public and nonprofit sectors, from state and local agencies (Women Infants and Children, Veterans Services Offices) to educational institutions (Bunker Hill Community College & Bristol Community College) to local community centers (Fall River Boys and Girls Club).

As part of our Public Health efforts, we are also bringing Mobile Markets to community health centers to bridge the connection between hunger and health. These are produce-only distributions aimed at providing highly nutritious food to health center patients. Current locations include:

  • Charles River Community Health
  • Greater Lawrence Community Health Center

“Mobile Markets enable GBFB to directly reach isolated communities and populations at high-risk of hunger.” – Carol Tienken, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Distribution

Help support our Mobile Markets

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Contact programs@gbfb.org or 617-427-5200 to learn more about our Mobile Markets program.

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