Haven From Hunger launches mobile food market program
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Haven From Hunger recently found a new way to provide food assistance to families in need. The nonprofit, which operates a food pantry and a hot meals program in Peabody, has started a mobile food market program that serves residents at Tanners Court, a family housing complex operated by the Peabody Housing Authority. Each Wednesday, a Haven from Hunger truck visits Tanners Court and distributes hundreds of pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for free to residents there. The organization plans to extend the mobile food market soon to the Housing Authority’s Veterans Memorial family housing complex. The intent of the program is to bring healthy, fresh food to families who are not normally able to visit the pantry due to lack of transportation, according to Alyse Barbash, executive director of Haven from Hunger. Haven has received funding from Walmart, Lahey Medical Center North Shore, and the Sarah G. McCarthy Memorial Foundation for the Peabody program. Now in its 27th year, Haven From Hunger operates its food pantry and meals program in the basement of the Jordan Masonic Lodge building at 71 Wallis St.