Hunger Task Force and Pick 'n Save Open Mobile Market
Hunger Task Force and Pick ’n Save announced the opening of the Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market, in partnership with Milwaukee County.
This grocery store on wheels will travel throughout Milwaukee County to visit neighborhoods and communities that have limited access to fresh foods.
“Hunger is not only a problem of poverty; it is a problem of access to food. We want to be a part of the solution,” said Jess Terry, group vice president, chief human resources officer at Roundy’s Supermarkets and board member at Hunger Task Force. “The Mobile Market concentrates on FoodShare clients, providing them with access to fresh foods that they otherwise might not have.”
Along with other staples, the Fresh Picks Mobile Market will offer 40-plus seasonal fruits and vegetables and more than ten in demand meat and dairy items.
“Our goal is to improve access to healthy and affordable foods in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores. Market pricing will be the same as store pricing, making the foods both fresh and affordable,” said John Boyle, group vice president, retail operations at Roundy’s Supermarkets.
The Mobile Market will make its first stop Monday, Nov. 9 at College Court (3334 W. Highland Blvd.) for a kickoff event beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pick ’n Save, Hunger Task Force and community members will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference.
For more information about the Pick ’n Save Fresh Picks Mobile Market store hours and locations, visit HungerTaskForce.org or PicknSave.com/MobileMarket.