OzHarvest Mobile Market

The Mobile Market provides regional NSW households doing it tough with access to healthy groceries free of charge. The market vans visit towns regularly, collaborating with existing local services in a welcoming community space.

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OzHarvest Mobile Market

The Mobile Market provides regional NSW households doing it tough with access to healthy groceries free of charge. The market vans visit towns regularly, collaborating with existing local services in a welcoming community space.

What is the OzHarvest Mobile Market?

Please come along if you are in need of food assistance. You will be greeted by our on-road Ambassadors and invited to select your items from the tables, except in times of COVID pressures when social distancing will mean pre-packed hampers will be handed out at the site. There is a limit of one bag per household.

The OzHarvest Mobile Markets will continue to deliver nourishing food to regional communities across NSW in 2021, thanks to the support of cold storage company Chill.

During COVID-19, we have created a Facebook group. This is a private group for real-time updates about when the OzHarvest Mobile Market visiting your town.

 

FAQs

COVID-19 Update

Currently the market style will be contactless to keep everyone safe. We look forward to connecting through the usual social atmosphere again after this COVID wave.

  • Physical distancing & pre-packed hampers: All food collections will be outside. Please keep away from the food tables and remain distanced by 1.5m if a queue forms. Each bag will be pre-packed and placed at a distance for guests to pick up one at a time.
  • No BYO bags for the time being, because passing and re-packing items means people become too close.
  • Health surveillance: OzHarvest food relief service is deemed essential work. In line with NSW Health requirements, the Ambassadors all have weekly surveillance COVID tests & do not travel to regional NSW without a recent negative test result.
  • Masks: Our team wear masks at every market site. All our guests and local volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask at our sites. In some locations this may be required by law.
  • Weekly updates Requirements may be updated at any time. Please always follow the directions of our on site Ambassadors and continue to check this web page.

FAQs

2020 Impact

450

During the first 12 months, OMM visited 33 regional NSW towns with over 450 pop-up markets.

35,000

Bags of fruit & vegetables distributed to regional households 

200,000

Over 200,000 kilos of healthy food distributed to regional NSW

OzHarvest Mobile Market FAQs

Please note additional bags are not guaranteed and will depend on stock levels on the day. When you arrive, we will confirm if you can take extra bags with you. If you would like to contact us directly, then please email [email protected]

During times of COVID restrictions:
When approaching the van you will see a contactless ‘pick up point’ where our team drop each pre-packed hamper. No BYO bags please.

When NSW is free of  COVID restrictions:
Please BYO bag/box. There may be a small queue to join (it moves quick), please keep 1.5m apart for covid safety. Our team will handle all the produce & fill your bag/box with fresh items you prefer. There is a limit of one bag of groceries per household. We love meeting new people so if you have the time, we would also love to stop and chat to learn more about your town!

Our focus is on fresh fruit and vegetables.

If we have run into trouble on the road and unfortunately need to reschedule the market for your town, then we will notify the relevant community leaders. They will be in touch with whoever they have referred to ensure they are kept up to date with the changes. If you would like to contact us directly, then please email [email protected]

We ask that a maximum of two people per household come to the market site. Our team will be wearing masks and gloves, and asking customers to keep distanced from the tables and not touch the produce. We will handle the fresh produce items on behalf of customers. If there is a queue, our team will be enforcing the 1.5m social distance rule. Only one person will be allowed to shop at a time.

Please check www.ozharvest.org/omm for our latest regional NSW visit updates, or email [email protected] to find out when your town will next be reached. Our aim is to return to each town every two weeks.

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