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

  • 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 opportunitiy for families to volunteer together, but children under 16 should come with an adult.

Volunteers can sign up for one month or every month!  Please visit our Signup Genius or contact Cindy Steger-Wilson, cstegerwilson@lchcnet.org  


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Why? 

  • 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 our main site at 269 Union Street. 

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

How does it work? 

  • The Greater Boston Food Bank truck delivers pallets of produce 
  • Volunteers unpack the produce, package it in family sized portions, and distribute to families. 
  • Average amount of produces each month = about 25 pounds 
  • Households must register to receive food (one time only).  There is no income requirement.  
  • 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.