The Mercado is a charitable food bank that operates as a grocery store. It is near Mexican Town with an immigrant target market. A family member shops by appointment and may fill a shopping cart with anything in the store. Limits on how much food in each category may be taken are set to make it fair for small families or large ones. Volunteers assist with interpreting these rules, re-stocking shelves and getting food into cars. Spanish or Arabic as a second language is a plus – but it is not required to help.
We are at the Market from 9:30 – 1. The church van will depart at 9 am from the church parking lot. A stop at La Gloria’s Bakery is often included after our work. Plan to arrive back at church at 2 pm.
Or, you may drive separately: Mercado is at 2826 Bagley.
Either way, email Cheryl Littleton to reserve your spot. Space is limited.