In fall 2020, Virtua Health announced the latest component of its food access initiatives: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine.
The 40-foot mobile store offers fresh, healthy, and culturally relevant foods at below-market prices to residents of Camden and Burlington counties – particularly in food-desert communities that experience higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases.
Virtua offers other mobile services to address the health needs of South Jersey residents. In addition to its sister program, the Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market, Virtua operates a Pediatric Mobile Services Program for children in underserved communities and mobile mammography for women who are underinsured or without health insurance.
The Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store is “fueled” by the generous support of philanthropic donors. For more information on how to support Virtua’s philanthropic initiatives, visit GiveToVirtua.org.