June EcoStamp: Twin Cities Mobile Market

TCMobileMarket logoIn June, when you shop with a reusable bag, you can choose to donate your 5¢ bag credit to the Twin Cities Mobile Market. If you want to support the Mobile Market even further, you can round up your purchases for the cause.

The Twin Cities Mobile Market is a project of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as part of their priority to improve community health and well-being. The Mobile Market is a non-profit grocery store on wheels that brings affordable, healthy food directly to under-resourced neighborhoods. Beginning this summer, the Twin Cities Mobile Market will serve neighborhoods in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Currently, they are in the process of raising $10,000 to fill their bus with fresh foods.

FruitsOfTheCityThanks to all who saved us a paper bag in May and chose to give their 5¢ credit to The Minnesota Project’s Fruits of the City. Together we raised $1,166 in support of their work to capture fresh fruit in the Twin Cities that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to those in need. We were excited to see Fruits of the City win an Environmental Initiative Award this year for their unique work to match existing resources with a need, prevent waste while increasing access to fresh food, building community, provide educational opportunities so as to increase the quality and quantity of fresh food, develop edible landscapes as well as creating opportunities for contributing other than with one’s wallet – all within a single program.