Revere Mobile Market

Welcome to Our Market

What: We provide 6-8 fresh produce items and 2-4 non-perishable items (such as rice, oats, or canned tuna).

Where: CHA Revere Care Center, 454 Broadway in Revere, outside in the back parking lot, rain or shine.
10:30am - 11:30am - Open to all!

When: Dates of 2022/2023 Schedule

Mobile Market
Saturday | 10:30-11:30 AM
NOVEMBER 5, 2022
DECEMBER 3, 2022
JANUARY 7, 2023
FEBRUARY 4, 2023
MARCH 4, 2023
APRIL 1, 2023
MAY 6, 2023
JUNE 3, 2023
JULY 8, 2023
AUGUST 5, 2023
SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
MERCADO MÓVEL
Sábado | das 10h30 às 11h30
5 DE NOVEMBRO DE 2022
3 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2022
7 DE JANEIRO DE 2023
4 DE FEVEREIRO 2023
4 DE MARÇO DE 2023
1 DE ABRIL DE 2023
6 DE MAIO DE 2023
3 DE JUNHO DE 2023
8 DE JULHO DE 2023
5 DE AGOSTO DE 2023
9 DE SETEMBRO DE, 2023
MERCADO MÓVIL
Sábado | 10:30-11:30
5 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2022
3 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2022
7 DE ENERO DE 2023
4 DE FEBRERO 2023
4 DE MARZO DE 2023
1 DE ABRIL DE 2023
6 DE MAYO DE 2023
3 DE JUNIO DE 2023
8 DE JULIO DE 2023
5 DE AGOSTO DE 2023
9 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE, 2023
السوق المتنقل
اًصبا 11:30 - 10:30
2022 5 نوفمبر
2022 3 ديسمبر
2023 7 يناير
2023 4 فبراير
2023 4 مارس
2023 1 ابريل
2023 6 مايو
2023 3 يونيو
2023 8 يوليوز
2023 5 أغسطس
2023 9 س

Who can attend?

Everyone! All CHA patients, Revere residents, and others are welcome to attend.

How to register for the the market:

  • Registration is required.
  • Registration is only on the day of the market.
  • No documents are needed. We ask for your name, address, contact information, and size of household.
  • One bag per household of fresh fruits and vegetables is given out after registration.
  • Your CHA Mobile Market ID card will be mailed to you for future registration check-ins.

For more information please email PRODUCE@challiance.org.

Recipes From the Market: In English Em Português En Español

  • Market Testimonials

    Market Attendee Testimonials

    "…The people are always so nice. They're always asking if you're okay, if you need help… here is one of the places where they make you feel okay for being here, because sometimes I know some people might not feel so great coming here. They might be a little embarrassed… but the people here that volunteer and work here always makes me feel really good for coming here."

    "I like that my doctor's right here sometimes volunteering. One of them is here today. I met good one's last month from different hospitals, so I think that's great that they volunteer their Saturdays to be here. I always thank my doctor for doing it."

    "It's really a big blessing to be able to count on vegetables and count on produce for at least some of the meals a month."

    "…Sometimes it's a matter of, 'Do I get my medicine? Do I get food? Do I pay rent?'. So, it's an extra help that you can get from anywhere is always very useful, and then it's a weight off your mind of, 'Okay, well, I don't have to worry about this, and I can deal with that.' "

    Volunteer Testimonials

    "I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at the mobile market (although I have not been able to since the pandemic started), it is one of the most rewarding things I have done in over 40 years of nursing! No matter the weather, volunteers show up with smiles on their faces because they know what this means to our patients and community."

    "The community is so grateful for this service and they make sure no matter what language they speak that they let us know."

    "The team that put this together and has continued to work hard on this is the best, I am so proud that they were able to continue this service through the pandemic when the need is even higher."

  • About Us
    A Brief History

    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Revere has partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) since March 2018 to increase community access to fresh foods. The mobile market is free and open to all. Learn more about our history by opening the History Timeline item below.

    The market has been held the first Saturday of every month, providing 6-8 fresh fruits and vegetables. Since April 2020, non-perishable items were added to meet the needs of the community.

    In March 2019, the market began a research study to understand market attendance, as well as the impact of the market on food insecurity, diet, and health. Learn more by visiting our Research page.

    Stay tuned to CHA social media to follow the market activities: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

  • History Timeline
    • 2016 - Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) begins an institution-wide project to screen patients for health-related social needs (e.g., food, housing, among others)
      • In Revere, 51% of patients report experiencing food insecurity during a pilot screening project with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) (Learn more about food security).
      • In response, CHA seeks out partnerships to support food security for CHA Revere patients.
    • 2018 - CHA partners with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), Tufts Health Plan, and Good Measures to host a monthly free produce mobile market at the CHA Revere Care Center (see GBFB's page on the mobile market initiative).
      • March 3, 2018 - The first produce market is hosted at CHA Revere Care Center's parking lot, and is set up in a farmers market-style where market attendees can pick up 6-8 fresh produce items.
      • At monthly markets we have held food demonstrations, nutrition education, information about community resources such as SNAP, WIC, housing, and other local support.
      • Partner contributions: CHA hosts, promotes, and manages the mobile market. GBFB provides and delivers produce items.Tufts Health Plan provides market bags and Good Measures develops recipes and food demonstrations based on monthly produce.
    • October 2019CHA is presented with the Community Champion Award at GBFB's 7th Annual “Food is Medicine” event for CHA's efforts to address their patients' experience of food insecurity. The award is given annually to a GBFB partner “advancing the awareness, understanding and implementation of food as a health intervention”, and additionally included a $5,000 grant to help continue the work at CHA Revere Care Center.
    • April 2020 - CHA Revere Care Center continued the mobile market through the pandemic and hosted their first socially distanced and no-contact mobile market.
      • Volunteers packed food into large bags and set them up for contactless pick up by market participants.
      • As the COVID-19 pandemic increased food insecurity nationwide, attendance at the produce market doubled, and in response CHA doubled their produce offerings and began to offer non-perishable items to help households stock food.
    • 2021 - CHA Revere Mobile Market's 3rd Anniversary!
      • The CHA Revere Mobile Market continued to follow COVID-19 protocols and to serve CHA patients, Revere residents, and the local community.

    CHA is committed to running the market monthly to meet the needs of our patients and communities.

    Stay tuned to CHA social media to follow the market activities: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

    Relevant Timeline Links:

  • What is Food Security?

    According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), food security is having consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. People living with low food security, or food insecurity, are living with hunger.

    Learn more about food security in the US and in the City of Revere.

    How much food has the market provided?

    The CHA Revere Mobile Market has grown over the years and had to adapt during COVID-19 to continue to serve our patients and community as the need for food soared. Learn more about how much food we have been able to provide our communities.

    Support Food Security With Us

    If you are interested in supporting our efforts, please contact us at PRODUCE@challiance.org.

  • Who We Are

    And thank you to our volunteers and interns who over the years have helped expand our work and moved it along at key moments.

    To reach the market manager or a research study member, please contact PRODUCE@challiance.org.

    Stay tuned to CHA social media to follow the market activities: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

  • Partnerships
    Become a Partner!

    If you are interested in contributing to the CHA Revere mobile market or research operations, please contact us at PRODUCE@challiance.org.

    Thank you in advance for your support!

  • Research

    From March 2019 through July 2021 the CHA Mobile Market conducted funded research along with partners to better understand patients' experiences, barriers, and facilitators to engaging with the program. Learn more by visiting our research page.

  • Acknowledgments
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