Wilder Board Chair Robyn Hansen and Kristi Moua and Leah Driscoll of Twin Cities Mobile Market with Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega.
Twin Cities Mobile Market has been honored for its efforts to improve health outcomes by bringing healthy food to underserved neighborhoods.
The Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, received the 2015 Ramsey County Public Health Award. Wilder Foundation Board Chair Robyn Hansen, Twin Cities Mobile Market Manager Leah Driscoll and Client Services Specialist Kristi Moua accepted the award on April 7.
The Mobile Market brings store-quality healthy, affordable food at 18 locations in Saint Paul. A retrofitted Metro Transit bus brings the food to places identified as lacking easy access to a full-service grocery. Stops include schools, senior and public housing. The market involves community partners, volunteers and input from hundreds of residents.
Ramsey County gave the award to four recipients on the basis of their leadership, advocacy, collaboration and work to improve community health. In addition to the Mobile Market, the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency, Urban Roots and Pa Niya Vang received the award.
See Ramsey County's news release for more information.