The Mobile Market is a program designed to bring free fresh foods and other perishable groceries to low-income individuals (at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines) in high need areas. This market-day event will serve up to 100 residents of the complex.
5-10 volunteers are needed for:
*Set-up (4-6 tables)
*Unloading food from containers onto tables and refreshing the stock as needed (they mentioned they usually have 50 lb. bags of potatoes that need to be opened and displayed on the tables)
*Assisting with sign-in/tracking forms to ensure we have record of those who shop
*Assisting shoppers as needed (helping them put food in their bag if they are using a walker, etc.)
*Clean Up (pack up any food that has not been distributed and cleaning up tables)
>> Please Note: Volunteers need to be able to lift (up to 50), be comfortable working with senior citizens in a 'shopping-type' enviroment, and enjoy being in the 'senior community'. <<
(It will be indoors until the weather is nice enough to conduct it outdoors and is set-up like a Farmer’s Market.)
The Mobile Market is scheduled to begin on March 28th and run on the 4th Friday of every month from 9 a.m.-12 Noon.