The National Mobile Market provides a model to combat the effects of food deserts in communities across the U.S.
Using proven methods, our financial, operational, and communications experts guide teams through the process of researching local food deserts, building community partnerships, recruiting financial support, and sustaining a social enterprise.
A food desert is a geographic district with limited access to healthy foods due to a lack of grocery stores or reliable transportation. As a result, residents of these areas regularly purchase items from convenience stores and fast food restaurants where healthy options are limited and sold at a notably higher price.
What's a food desert?
What's a mobile market?
How can I help?
The mobile market concept is a grocery store on wheels that brings fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, dairy, and other shelf-stable essentials to communities that would otherwise lack access to these healthy foods.
Check out our list of member organizations to see if you can get involved with an existing market in your area, or learn more about bringing a mobile market to a community in need on our resources page or contact us.