Downtown Needles, CA: Come to Christmas Blessing Pop Up Mobile Produce Pantry at Palo Verde College parking lot on Saturday.
The WOW Mobile Produce Pantry, Firehouse Ministries, Caring Hearts Food Ministry, and Mojave Desert Nutrition and Lifestyle Initiative will be giving out free groceries starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at the Palo Verde College parking lot, located near the intersection of E Street and Third Street in Downtown Needles, California.
There is limited courtesy cart service at this pop-up pantry. It is first-come, first serve. Please bring your green bag, pick-up a green bag or bring something to haul away your food.
Please be a resident of Needles, CA or South Mohave Valley, AZ.
On site, you must sign-in with your: NAME, ADDRESS- ZIPCODE, # IN HOUSEHOLD, # OF CHILDREN What is WOW? Are you interested in higher food value? Are you struggling with food insecurity? Difficulty managing your food budget for nutritious fruits and vegetables?
This program is coming to Needles, CA WOW Mobile Produce Pantry is a ‘Farmer’s Market-style’ unrestricted food distribution. The one difference from traditional mobile markets is we offer rescued produce and assorted pantry items – imperfectly delicious, blemished seconds that would be slated for a landfill. Be part of the affordable solution with unrestricted access that benefits the environment, and combats food insecurity, hunger and poverty throughout the River Valley Tristate.
FREE you say….Whatz the hitch?…..
—> You choose bulk quantities.
—> No Substitutions.
—> Maybe we only have limited 4-5 varieties with huge quantities of each….or maybe we have 10-12 varieties with less quantity offered of each item.
—> Produce Surprise! You won’t know what is available ahead of time. Watch for Sneak Peeks announced on Facebook.
—> Maybe you don’t like those items. (give to a friend)
—> Maybe it is difficult to get here early. (send a friend to pick-up)
—> Maybe you have to wait in line. (it’s worth it!)
—> Maybe it is rainy, too hot or freezing weather. (come prepared or send your friend)
—> We may postpone an hour, but we NEVER cancel due to weather…..Rain-Shine-Cold-Heat the WOW Mobile Produce Pantry goes on!
—> Pick-up for friends & family – There are no restrictions or qualifications to become a WOW Supporter. All are welcome!
It is STRONGLY suggested that families come prepared for a possible waiting line, and inclement or extreme weather with hats or protective clothing, sun-screen, water. For faster service BRING YOUR OWN wheeled carts, dollies, wheelie coolers, wheelie suitcases, wheelbarrows, bags or bins…..or a friend or youngster to help carry and collect the produce.
Firehouse Ministries and Caring Hearts Foodbank Ministry are honored and proud to partner with St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance as Hosts for their innovative rescued food Mobile Pantry program. St. Mary’s Foodbank Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community outreach based in Phoenix, AZ. They provide fresh produce, food supplies and other resources throughout the state of Arizona.
WOW Pop-up Pantry in Needles, CA is co-sponsored by Firehouse Ministry, MD Nutrition, Caring Hearts Food Ministry, Needles Center at Palo Verde College, Needles Chamber of Commerce.
Questions? Concerns? Lettuce know you are attending.
Pastor James Jones
** Flyer Picture from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **