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Grocery Store on Wheels Delivers to Twin Cities ‘Food Deserts’

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May 26, 2017

Star Tribune

Twin Cities Mobile Market, a retrofitted Metro Transit bus loaded with food, expanded in May.

Speaking of small things that go a long way, I’m happy to report the Twin Cities Mobile Market, a retrofitted Metro Transit bus loaded with grocery goodness, expanded in May from one bus to two, and from St. Paul to Minneapolis.

The second bus, chock full of affordable and fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, meat, cheese, bread and more, includes stops in north Minneapolis and Cedar-Riverside — two areas designated as “food deserts” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’ve never lived in a food desert, and especially if you’ve never heard the term, consider yourself lucky.

If you’d like to contribute, Hormel Natural Choice will match any gift to the Mobile Market dollar for dollar up to $25,000 until June 30. Go to twincitiesmobilemarket.org