FEEDING KIDS FIRST
HUNGER RELIEF NETWORK
Second Harvest’s Mobile Market brings healthy food directly to high-need communities throughout the Inland Northwest. Since 2006, the Mobile Market has provided fresh produce and other groceries at no cost to families, children and seniors experiencing food insecurity.
How it works
Second Harvest delivers nutritious food directly to the people who need it most. A refrigerated truck transports 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of food to community centers, church parking lots, businesses, and other locations. Volunteers set up and distribute food to up to 300 families in just two hours. The Mobile Market truck serves larger populations, often in rural areas with less access to fresh produce and other perishable foods.
Second Harvest also gets food directly to people facing hunger with a converted public bus transformed into a walk-through market. The bus can visit sites that larger food delivery trucks can’t access and allows Second Harvest to increase the number and frequency of its food access points. The bus also targets specific populations like families with children or seniors in retirement communities. Up to 75 families receive food at each distribution.
Want to help solve hunger? Fill out an application below to sponsor a Mobile Market in your community.
Feeding People Well
Nutrition educators and volunteers trained as Nutrition Ambassadors offer food samples, cooking demonstrations and recipes during the distributions. Nutrition education interventions like these encourage fresh produce consumption and help move people from hunger to health and self-sufficiency.
Passionate about making healthy eating accessible to all? You can join The Kitchen as a Nutrition Ambassador and help provide nutrition education at our events.
Building Community Connections
Second Harvest partners with government agencies, community organizations, and corporations that can make public benefits available to low income individuals and families at Mobile Market events.
Interested in becoming a Public Benefit Partner? Learn more about our policy and how to apply.
Want to help solve hunger?
Fill out an application below to sponsor a Mobile Market in your community.
join The Kitchen
Join The Kitchen as a Nutrition Ambassador and help provide nutrition education at Second Harvest events.
Interested in becoming a Public Benefit Partner?
Learn more about Second Harvest’s policy and how to apply.
ATTEND A MOBILE MARKET
Check out the latest schedule and see where our Mobile Market is heading next!
Questions about the Mobile Market? Contact Jonathyn at (509) 252-6241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.