It’s a Market on a Bus
Twin Cities Mobile Market is a grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, healthy food directly into under-resourced neighborhoods. We believe everyone deserves access to healthy food. However, many of our neighborhoods do not have grocery stores, and many residents struggle to afford fresh food prices.
We Have Expanded!
A little more than two years after we began operating, the Mobile Market bus has launched a second bus! We now serve 33 stops in Saint Paul and other under-resourced areas of the Twin Cities. As a result of this expansion, look for more opportunities to shop on the Mobile Market and more opportunities to volunteer and support this work.
Affordable. Convenient. Fresh.
Both Mobile Market buses offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products and staples like rice and dried beans. Thanks to our food supplier partners, we operate year round and offer as much local, in-season produce as possible. We bring healthy food options into neighborhoods five days a week in Saint Paul and other areas of the Twin Cities. We maintain a routine schedule so families can rely on Twin Cities Mobile Market for their weekly food shopping.
More than Fruits and Veggies
We love fresh produce, but our goal is to offer everything needed to create healthy meals for a variety of cultural diets. Examples of what you’ll find on our bus:
Fresh fruits and vegetables at grocery store quality—we do not stock “seconds”
Lean meats: chicken, fish, beef and pork
A full dairy section: milk, cheese and eggs
Staples like rice, dried beans, canned goods, flour, sugar and healthy cereal
Recipes and Nutrition Education
Offering healthy food options is just the start. To help communities be healthy, we partner with other groups to offer nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and recipes featuring the items we stock. Knowing the health benefits of fresh foods makes everything taste better.
Get on Board
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! Twin Cities Mobile Market is a community effort; everything we do is informed by our many partners and residents of the neighborhoods we serve. Our goal is to improve access to healthy foods from the ground up. We need community input to inform what we do and how we do it.
We are always looking for volunteers to help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you’d like to lend a hand.
Support Twin Cities Mobile Market
Twin Cities Mobile Market is a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, a nonprofit human service organization. We rely on generous gifts from the community to make healthy foods available in under-resourced neighborhoods. Make a gift online
to support our work and keep the Mobile Market rolling!