NCFST Mobile Market returns to Wake Forest October 12 & October 21
The Northern Community Food Security Team (NCFST) is partnering with Ripe for Revival to offer a monthly mobile grocery store on the second Thursday of each month from 3-5 p.m. across from the Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave. Offering fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy from local and regional farmers on a pay-what-you-can scale, the NCFST Mobile Market will return to East Holding Avenue onThursday, Oct. 12.
As a bonus, the mobile market will also be parked in the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre parking lot, 405 S. Brooks St., during the Mental Wellness & Self Care Fair on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1-4 p.m.
The pay-what-you-can mobile market makes fresh and local produce, proteins, dairy, eggs, and other food products accessible and affordable to all, regardless of their budget. When shopping, there are some limits on the amount of protein, dairy, and eggs a consumer can purchase, but no limits on produce. Shoppers can pay any portion of the suggested total at the checkout. Both cash and card payments are accepted.
Founded by the Town of Wake Forest in 2018, the NCFST is a consortium of local organizations whose mission is to ensure food security in northern Wake County. Charged with enlisting community members, food security organizations, resource experts, and other stakeholders to develop activities, policies, and partnerships that move the county towards food security and a sustainable food future, the NCFST now counts more than a dozen food pantries, faith-based organizations, businesses, and concerned citizens among its' members, while also enjoying support from the Town of Wake Forest and Wake County. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/WF_NCFST or email Community Outreach Manager Andrew Brown, Jr. at [email protected].