My Mobile Market Revs Up with Grand Opening

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Low-cost grocer will serve Tampa Bay’s food deserts, powered by
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eeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast

WHAT:
Quality food can be evasive for families facing hunger, as most of the time this food comes at a high cost from local bodegas or convenience stores in areas of food deserts. Feeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast are driving My Mobile Market to those area — a “pop-up style market/mobile grocery store” concept that brings both fresh and shelf-stable foods to communities in need at a fraction of the cost.

This grand opening event will give residents of New Life Village a first taste of how My Mobile Market will operate. Interviews with Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay, Kathy Roegiers, director of life skills development of Goodwill-Suncoast, and My Mobile Market patrons will be available on request.

My Mobile Market was made possible through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay “big idea” grant, awarded to innovative, collaborative projects that addressed basic needs such as hunger and housing

WHEN:
Monday, Sept. 26
10 a.m

WHERE:
New Life Village
4926 Venice Lake Ave
Tampa, FL 3361

About Feeding Tampa Bay
Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated non-profit hunger relief organizations. For more information, visit www.FeedingTampaBay.org.

About Goodwill-Suncoast
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.

About Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB) connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award more than $185 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information, please visit www.cftampabay.org.

2016-11-28T00:30:56-05:00September 21st, 2016|