Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Perdue Farms, Md. Food Bank unveil Mobile Market

Perdue associate Dan Hudson, right, helps local residents with bags of food they received from the Maryland Food Bank’s new Mobile Market on Thursday at the food bank’s branch in Salisbury. (Submitted photo)

Perdue associate Dan Hudson, right, helps local residents with bags of food they received from the Maryland Food Bank’s new Mobile Market on Thursday at the food bank’s branch in Salisbury. (Submitted photo)

Perdue Farms and the Maryland Food Bank unveiled a new state-of-the-art Mobile Market Thursday to support the food bank’s efforts to distribute fresh food on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where roughly 42,000 individuals are food insecure.

The Mobile Market was funded through a $250,000 gift from the Perdue family and a $100,000 grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary.

The 26-foot Mobile Market will serve as an “on-the-go” supermarket, traveling to communities in eight Eastern Shore counties — Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester — that lack brick-and-mortar food assistance facilities and distributing food to residents in need.

Additionally, the Mobile Market will partner with different agencies to provide access to specialized services, including health-related screenings and case management support, that will help put food-insecure Marylanders on the road toward self-sufficiency.


To purchase a reprint of this article, contact reprints@thedailyrecord.com.