We’re going back for the fourth time and plan to make this a quarterly event. 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.
GPMC is sharing the responsibility for one day per quarter with Christ Church Grosse Pointe in a spirit of ecumenical partnership. To ensure both churches equal access, you need to go to Sign up genius at this link Sign Up Genius for Mercado – April 29 to reserve your spot.
We will carpool from GPMC’s parking lot.
The van will depart at 9 am and return after a lunch in Mexican Village at about 2:30-3 pm.