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– The YMCA has provide you with a artistic answer to assist provide households with wholesome meals.

Bernarda Martinez and her household are glad to see the YMCA’s Veggie Van come to Wimauma. It is a cellular market that drives to areas with out entry to inexpensive, wholesome meals selections.

“We come right here as a result of they haven’t any supermarkets near their neighborhood, so their selections are to go to little nook shops,” stated Elizabeth Roman who drives the Veggie Van.

They promote pre-packaged recent vegetables and fruit for a greenback. Every individual is allowed to purchase two. 

“That is actually good assist for this group. It’s actually useful to us,” Martinez stated. “For one greenback, you possibly can’t purchase this within the retailer. For positive you possibly can’t purchase this for one greenback.”

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The van’s mission is to convey well being and diet to communities in want.

“This helps lots for us. It is actually good for us. So, we need to say ‘thanks,'” Martinez stated.

In 2018, the Veggie Van served greater than $8,000 individuals and bought greater than 18,000 baggage of recent produce to individuals within the Bay Space. For extra info, go to https://www.tampaymca.org/packages/community-programs/veggie-van/.