Feeding Southwest Virginia to launch Mobile Marketplace in Wythe County Thursday

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Feeding Southwest Virginia is about to formally launch its new Cellular Market program in Wythe County on Thursday, due to a grant from Feeding America.

(Picture: Courtesy Feeding Southwest Virginia)

This program will kick off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Might 6 at Hope Inc., positioned at 680 W Predominant Road in Wytheville.

In accordance with the group, the Cellular Market is designed to supply accessibility to underserved demographic teams and rural places, providing SNAP-eligible groceries for buy and SNAP outreach.

“We are always creating innovative programs based on relevancy and on the communities we serve” mentioned Pamela Irvine, President and CEO of Feeding Southwest Virginia. “The Mobile Marketplace will diversify food streams and allow people with SNAP benefits to purchase fresh food, and nonperishable groceries.”

Based mostly on knowledge evaluation, Feeding Southwest Virginia decided Alleghany, Bland, Craig, Carroll, Pittsylvania, Wythe, and Smart counties would profit most from this system.

Feeding Southwest Virginia’s Cellular Market Program will reportedly include two vans, every stocked with product from one in every of two dedicated grocery companions and supplemented with bought meals.

In the meantime, the Abingdon Distribution Middle will use a beverage truck to journey to focused rural websites within the southwestern a part of Feeding Southwest Virginia’s service space, based on the group.

“The implementation of two Mobile Markets will position our food bank to better serve those who need us most — the food-insecure who live in areas where grocery stores are located at distances that are difficult for them to reach and also lack brick and mortar pantries or other emergency food assistance,” Feeding Southwest Virginia mentioned in a current assertion. “Compounding the problem for most of the individuals in these targeted localities is the lack of public transportation.”

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