The Cambridge Food Bank’s Mobile Food Market is our fresh produce market on wheels.  The goal is to increase access to fresh local food at an affordable cost.  The Mobile Food Market makes it easier for people to get the healthy food they need, and everyone is welcome.

Each week a selection of food is available for a flat rate of $5. Those who can or wish to pay more can do so in order to support those who are living on a low income.

👌 Subsidized $5

💵 Our cost $10

❤️ Pay it forward $20

Donations over $5 help keep the Market affordable for everyone

The type and amount of food available at each pick-up will vary but there will be a minimum of 4 varieties of produce with 4 servings of each offered each week.  Did you know? In the last year, the Cambridge Food Bank invested $74,800 in food from local farmers which enabled the program to serve 7,983 customers.

This month Jailynn and her mother Leah visited our Mobile Food Market (MFM) set up at the Knox United Church in Ayr.  The MFM offered Cabbage, beets, carrots, onion, apples, watermelon, and bananas!  Quite the assortment and the perfect match for Patrick, our Mobile Food Market Coordinator’s Apple and Root Vegetable Coleslaw family recipe.

Jailynn and Lean were up to the task to create this family recipe and shared with us their wonderful experience!

Leah says “My family did have a chance to make the apple and root vegetable coleslaw and it was really good. My daughter had a blast putting everything in the bowl and especially shaking up the dressing. I’ve attached a few pictures.

From Leah Frey, and daughter Jailynn Lauzon”

Not only is this a fun activity for Jailynn to do with her mother but it is also very educational. People need balanced and proper nutrition at every age.  When a child learns about nutrition, it sets a foundation for future eating and food preparation habits that they will benefit from as they grow up. 

When we think about what learning about nutrition is like for a child, we can probably agree it is no easy task.  Instead, we should consider making learning about nutritious food fun! According to Cognisprings, parents can work with categories to help their children make associations with healthy and non-healthy food options. For example, parents and their children can create a “rainbow” chart and try to check off each color daily to represent eating a balance of fruit and vegetables:

  • Red apple
  • Orange carrot
  • Yellow banana
  • Green celery
  • Blue blueberries
  • Purple eggplant

We encourage you to bring your bag(s) and check out our next mobile food market and you’re welcomed and encouraged to bring your friends, family, and kiddos too!

Jailynn making coleslaw with vegetables she received at the mobile food market
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Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

(519) 622-6550

54 Ainslie Street South Cambridge, ON Canada N1R 3K3

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