Did you know there are 12 identified food deserts in Allen County?
That means almost 29,000 people in our county struggle to access healthy, fresh food.
To solve the problem and make sure all residents of Lima and Allen County had access to fruits and veggies, West Ohio Food Bank partnered with Activate Allen County to begin a Mobile Produce Market.
They believed everyone should have access to healthy foods, so the Mobile Produce Market traveled with a literal market on wheels. They offered produce at a reduced price, that was available to anyone, and made their way through the city every week.
The Mobile Produce Market is no longer in operation. Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this project a success.
In lieu of running the Mobile Produce Market bus, fresh produce is being distributed free to individuals who meet the federal poverty guidelines at or below 200% of poverty. Bring a photo ID and proof of residence.
Distribution Days include:
Tuesdays 10:00am – Noon
1802 South Central Avenue
Lima, OH 45804
Thursdays 10:00am – Noon
St. Mark’s United Methodist Resource Center
1110 North Metcalf Street
Lima, OH 45801
To locate other food pantries/meal sites in the area call the West Ohio Food Bank at 419-222-7946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org