Downtown Needles, CA: Free fruits, vegetables and pantry items for local residents at WOW! Pop-Up Mobile Pantry on Saturday.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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Downtown Needles, California: WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry will be having their free mobile pantry on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 in the parking lot near the Frontier Communications building at 901 West Broadway near F Street.

Free fruits, vegetables and pantry items will be given out to resident of Needles, California or south Mohave Valley, Arizona area from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT (California Time).

There is limited courtesy cart service at this pop-up pantry. It is first-come, first serve. Please bring your green bag, or bring something to haul away your food.

Resident must sign-in with your name, address, zip code, the number in household and number of children if have any.

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.

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 Tri-State.

WOW! Pop-Up Pantry in Needles, California is co-sponsored by SMFBA, Firehouse Ministry, MD Nutrition, Caring Hearts Food Ministry, and Needles Chamber of Commerce.

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.

For more information or have any questions or concerns related to the WOW! Pop-Up Mobile Pantry on Saturday, please contact either Betty Rae by phone at: 1 (928) 758-7689 or email at: or Firehouse Ministries Pastor James Jones by phone at: 1 (760) 443-4342 or by email at:

** More information regarding WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry can also be found at the following websites and social media sites: **

  • Caring Hearts Food Ministry (Website):

  • WOW! Mobile Produce Pantry (Facebook):

  • Firehouse Ministries (Facebook):

  • Caring Hearts Food Ministry (Facebook):

Thanks to all who volunteer to feed our community during the WOW! Pop-Up Mobile Pantry.




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