Implemented in 2016, the Fresh Mobile Pantry program is designed to distribute fresh produce and lean proteins by bringing the items to the designated community.
Distribution sites are determined from criteria that evaluates need within Second Harvest’s service area alongside the access to food and/or resources. These areas are known as food deserts, or area’s in which food is hard to come by.
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Fresh produce and lean protein is ordered
and delivered to Second Harvest throughout the month. The majority of the product sent out to mobiles is purchased by the food bank, not donated. Items could include apples, carrots, onions, bacon, chicken, and so much more!
Next, our staff creates a menu for the month based on what we have available, and our wonderful volunteers sort through all of the produce at our warehouse. They separate items into family sized bags, ready for distribution.
Finally, we take our trucks out in our service territory. Produce, protein, and extra treats get distributed at our mobile pantry sites, by more volunteers. These items get distributed drive-thru style, to neighbors in need!