This summer, NENA is teaming up with the Minneapolis Health Department to meet a community goal for improved access to fresh, affordable produce and healthy foods to the Nokomis East area!
“Through many conversations with local families and surveying, our neighbors said they want to eat healthy and be active,” said Becky Timm, NENA Executive Director. “However, getting to the grocery store and the cost of fresh foods is a budgetary burden for many families. This new program will help by bringing the fresh food to where people live.”
The Twin Cities Mobile Market (TCMM), a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, healthy food directly into under-resourced neighborhoods. It provides a wide selection of fresh foods below market prices in areas where access to healthy food is limited. TCMM Produce List
“We are excited to be bringing our service to a new area of the Twin Cities,” said Leah Porter, TCMM Director. “We offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, lean meats, and basic dry goods. During the growing season, we will have seasonal produce from local farmers. The TCMM accepts cash, credit, debit and SNAP/EBT.”
TCMM Nokomis East Market Stops
Every other Wednesday
May 9 through August 29, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Bossen Park Apartments
5717 31st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Minneapolis Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11) will be on hand for the TCMM kick off day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He said, “The market stop project is a great example of nonprofits and government listening to our neighbors and responding in such a way to make it easier for residents to get their needs met.”
During each biweekly stop, NENA and its community partners will be hosting free market day activities. The TCMM stops are open to all.
Support for the project was made available through the Minneapolis Health Department with funding from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Minnesota Department of Health. SHIP is working to create healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living.