My Mobile Market Rolling into Goodwill
The low-cost grocer is coming to the Goodwill on Gandy Blvd.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Goodwill-Suncoast (parking lot)
10596 Gandy Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL
My Mobile Market is a “pop-up” mobile grocery store that provides both fresh and shelf-stable foods to areas that are underserved and impacted by barriers such as food costs, mobility, transportation and language. Items are sold at a fraction of typical grocery store prices.
The innovative “grocery store on wheels” is a collaboration between Feeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast that takes job training, food distribution, and the creation of healthy communities to a new level. The “market” is staffed in part by participants in Goodwill’s Life Skills Development program, who gain the skills and training needed to help them transition to community employment.
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. Learn more here: www.goodwill-suncoast.org/my-mobile-market
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 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.