what is a food desert

A food desert is a geographical area, generally with a low-income population, that lacks convenient access to grocery stores or supermarkets, and thus has limited access to fresh food.
A food desert is a geographical area, generally with a low-income population, that lacks convenient access to grocery stores or supermarkets, and thus has limited access to fresh food.

In many communities throughout Chattanooga, there is a shortage of healthy food. Grocery stores are located too far away for convenient shopping, and fast food or convenient stores have become a main source of the ingredients for family meals. Fresh food options are not often on the table.

So a group of community partners has teamed up to bring a mobile market and education programs into some of these neighborhoods. Because everyone should have access to affordable, fresh and healthy foods.

Products will include locally sourced fruit and vegetables, and a variety of health-conscious staples like eggs, milk and bread. Prices are comparable to area grocery stores and markets throughout Chattanooga.  We have 14 convenient stops each week!  Come support your community and shop at the mobile market today!

Hours & Locations:

423-876-3000
Mondays:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
North River YMCA
4138 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN 37415
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Patten Towers
E 11th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Medical Towers at Erlanger

1000 E. 3rd St.

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Tuesdays:

10:00AM-12:00PM
Emma Wheeler Homes
4900 Edingburg Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37410

1:00PM-3:00PM
Eastlake Duck Pond
3000 E. 34th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407

4:00PM-6:00PM
New City Fellowship Church
2424 E. 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407

Wednesdays:

10:00AM-12:00PM
Mary Walker Towers
2501 S. Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37408

1:00PM-3:00PM
College Hill Courts
1300 Grove St. Ct.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Want a healthy snack but in a hurry?
Check out our Healthy Corner Store
inside the Southside Market next to the
Bethlehem Center located at 202 W. 38th St.
Freshly stocked each week and open every day!
Mon-Sat from 8 a.m.-midnight
Sunday from 10 a.m.-midnight
Thursdays:

10:00AM-12:00PM
Gateway Towers
1100 Gateway Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00PM-3:00PM
First Christian Church
650 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403

4:00PM-7:00PM
Highland Park Commons
2000 Union Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Fridays:

9:00AM-1:00PM
Blythe Family Support Center
1075 Blythe Ave. SE
Cleveland, TN 37311

2:00PM-6:00PM
Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
1204 Lay St. SE
Cleveland, TN 37311

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