Mobile Produce Markets
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers Free Mobile Produce Markets which provide a one-week supply of fresh produce to eligible families. The markets are held from April through December at select community centers throughout the City.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Mobile Produce Market work?
Walk-in and drive-thru options are available, and the Mobile Produce Market workers can load the produce into the trunk of your car if requested.
What do I need to bring? Do I qualify?
New Requirements from ODJFS
Effective July 1, 2022
Identification is required.
The amount of fresh produce distributed to each eligible family (200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level*) is approximately a one-week supply based on the family size. You will not need to verify this information at the Mobile Produce Market. Unsure if you and your family qualify? Please reference the annual income amounts below.
Family Size: Annual Income
What if I can't get there right at 3 p.m.?
Distribution begins at 3 p.m. and runs while supplies last. We recommend getting there as soon as the Mobile Produce Market begins.
Where does the produce come from?
We are thankful for our partner, Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC). All produce is delivered by MOFC and distributed through our community centers.
Why is there not a Mobile Produce Market closer to me?
Mobile Produce Markets happen at community centers in areas that are identified to have a high need.
If we don’t have a location close to you, visit freshtrak.com and enter your ZIP code to find locations hosted by other community partners.