PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local grocery chain is rolling out a new way to tackle hunger.
On Friday, Giant Eagle launched a mobile marketplace that delivers hundreds of items from grocery stores to neighborhoods with no stores nearby. The single aisle market is located inside a trailer that is attached to the back of the pickup.
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It offers over 250 grocery store staples such as fresh meats, produce, dairy, homeware, and pharmacies. The market conducts weekly two- to three-hour visits to Sheraden, Homewood, Larimer, Braddock, and Rankin.
Betty Drewery, of Sheraden, told KDKA that before there was a mobile market, she would have to ride to the nearest grocery store miles away.
“It’s very convenient, easy walking distance, a few blocks down. I love it,” says Drewery.
According to the grocery chain, this is just one of the Giant Eagle’s many ways to address food insecurity and accessibility.
Dan Donovan, a spokesman for Giant Eagle, said, “It is extremely important to identify community partners in each of these areas that will not only help us bring this to life, but also educate us. us on how we can be most productive.”
The Jasmine Nyree facility is one of those partners.
“We were just looking for opportunities for members of our community to go to the grocery store,” said Myron Terry, director of the Learning Center at the Jasmine Nyree Campus. The nearest grocery store is more than 3.2 km away. So if you don’t have a car, that’s going to be difficult. Who wants to walk down the street or hop on a city bus with bags of groceries? “
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https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/18/giant-eagle-mobile-market-option/ Giant Eagles Launch Mobile Market to Help Solve Hunger – CBS Pittsburgh