Mobile Market shopper

Twin Cities Mobile Market

Addressing food deserts, access and affordability with a grocery store on wheels

This grocery store on wheels brings affordable, healthy food directly into Twin Cities' neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to locally-sourced fresh produce, meat and groceries. With the help of volunteers and partners, we fill a gap between food shelves and full-service supermarkets. Anyone can shop at the Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Wilder Foundation.

Contact:
651-280-2434
tcmobilemarket@wilder.org

How the Mobile Market Works

bus photo

Our distinctive green bus pulls up to set locations in under-resourced neighborhoods across the Twin Cities.

  • Board the converted metro transit bus and shop just like at a grocery store. If you are not able to board the bus, we will personally shop for you.
  • Pay using cash, SNAP/EBT, credit card, debit card, and Market Bucks.
  • Expect the same prices or less than what you would pay at a full-service grocery store.
  • Ask about discounts and specials when you're on the bus. We partner with others to offer a variety of incentives to make healthy food even more affordable.
  • Keep an eye on recipe giveaways, classes and events to learn about nutrition and cooking skills.

Find a Mobile Market Stop Near You

The Mobile Market stops in Saint Paul, Minneapolis and other locations in the Twin Cities from Tuesday to Thursday every week. Check back often for up-to-date information as our schedules and locations change to keep up with our customers’ needs.

Thanks to UCare for supporting the Twin Cities Mobile Market!

Get Involved

It takes a community to bring a variety of fresh foods to neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to these groceries. Partners, funders, volunteers and others help us make it easier and more affordable for people to eat healthy. You can help, too.

Volunteer

Volunteers help keep the Mobile Market running by working on the bus, in the warehouse and in the community. Email volunteers@wilder.org or visit our volunteer page if you would like to lend a hand.

Donate

We rely on generous gifts from the community to make healthy foods available in under-resourced neighborhoods. Make a gift online to keep the Mobile Market rolling! 

Stay Informed

Like the sound of what we’re doing? Join our mailing list! Twin Cities Mobile Market is a community effort; everything we do is informed by our many partners and residents of the neighborhoods we serve.

“I think it’s awesome! Sometimes I can’t get to the grocery store if I don’t have the bus fare, or it’s too far to walk."

Christina Sayers, first time Mobile Market shopper
Christina Sayers, Mobile Market shopper

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