Mobile Market Monthly Produce Distribution

Food as Medicine: Free Monthly Mobile Produce Market

Lynn Community Health Center has entered into a partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to our community through a free monthly produce distribution.

Volunteers Needed

What do we need?

  • About 350 families come to each market!
  • We need about 30 volunteers each month to distribute the food!
  • Volunteers arrive 1 hour before the market opens to help set up for a three-hour commitment: 8:00-9:00 Setup, 9:00-10:00 Market is open. 10:00-11:00 Cleanup
  • This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together, but children under 16 should come with an adult.

Volunteer Now

Volunteers can sign up for one month or every month!

Click on the links below to start!

Visit Signup GeniusContact Market@lchcnet.org

Why Mobile Market?

1

in 5 Lynn residents are food insecure

Food insecure households are at higher risk of chronic disease (obesity/HTN/Diabetes)

76

of Lynn Public School students are eligible for free/ reduced lunch (130%/185% FPL)

Hunger affects ability for children to learn

Lynn is one of 10 cities in MA with the biggest grocery access problems (Boston Globe 5/2/17)

When and Where?

Typically* the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot of 73 Buffum Street.

*When the first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, the Market will be rescheduled for later in the month.

How does it work?

1

Food Arrives

The Greater Boston Food Bank truck delivers pallets of produce
2

Volunteers Help Unload

Volunteers unpack the produce, package it in family sized portions, and distribute to families.
3

How Much Food Is There?

Average amount of produces each month = about 25 pounds
4

How To Participate?

Households must register to receive food (one time only). There is no income requirement.
5

Who Can Sign Up?

Anyone, including LCHC staff and volunteers, can register to get food. Patients at LCHC can register during a medical or behavioral health appointment. Anyone can visit our WIC office at 20 Central Avenue during business hours to register.