Mobile Markets for Hunger Relief | Capital Area Food Bank
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We believe every neighborhood deserves access to good, healthy food. Our Mobile Markets help make that a reality.

Hunger relief, where it’s needed

Even with the work of our more than 450 nonprofit food distribution partners, not every neighborhood in the Washington, D.C., region offers convenient access to a brick-and-mortar food pantry or other hunger resources. To help fill this gap, the food bank brings no-cost pop-up markets directly into neighborhoods where they’re needed through our Mobile Markets. Markets offer monthly distribution of free fruits, vegetables, and other groceries to area residents.

How to become a Mobile Market partner

In order for your organization to become one of our partners in the Mobile Markets program, you do not need 501(c)(3) status, but you do need to meet other requirements. These requirements include—but are not limited to—having:

  • Space to accommodate a market
  • Public transit accessibility and parking
  • Means to acquire needed tools/materials
  • Unrestricted access to the distribution site
  • One or two site coordinators who are available during the delivery time

For more information and to begin the process of becoming a Mobile Markets partner, please contact

How to get food help from a Mobile Market

To find the nearest Mobile Market near you—and learn about other food assistance resources—please visit our help page.

Get Help

Be a part of hunger relief.

To provide Mobile Markets and all of our other programs and services, we rely on the help of our community. Every unrestricted dollar you donate allows us to provide 2.5 meals. Make a difference by contributing.