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Mobile Food Market Heads To Food Deserts in Kenosha

January 13, 2020  5:45am

(WGTD)---A mobile food market that began serving Racine---just last November---is now moving into Kenosha. The Milwaukee-based Hunger Task Force’s Mobile Market will make its Kenosha debut on Tuesday---from 8:30-11am at the Kenosha County Job Center---8600 Sheridan Road.

Sherrie Tussler---Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force---which partners with Piggly Wiggly and Pick ‘n’ Save to operate the grocery store-on-wheels…said it will make stops in areas not served---or---under-served by grocery stores. She said there are specific needs in the center of Kenosha where there is high poverty and some grocery stores have pulled out creating so-called food-deserts.

Tussler said the mobile market is stocked with fresh produce---meat and dairy---and---some shelf-stable items. Because of a federal grant to give more people access to healthy foods at affordable prices---the prices on the mobile market are 25% lower than regular store prices. She said the mobile market currently makes 11 different stops every month in Racine---and---has 8 stops lined up so far in Kenosha including Lakeside Towers---Virginia Towers---Tanglewood Apartments---and---others.

 Three months into the program in Racine---Tussler said it’s coming along OK. Some sites she said "are amazing" while others are still building. The Hunger Task Force can add more stops in the communities served if requested. She said they simply need 100 feet of parking space for the truck---and---at least 50 potential customers.

Full information---as well as the calendar of stops in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee---is on their website: hungertaskforce.org.