Healthy Living Mobile Market

Healthy Living Mobile Market

The Healthy Living Mobile Market (HLMM) is a vehicle used to expand the reach of the YMCA's free food distributions into surrounding communities. The Mobile Market distributes mostly produce as a way to encourage families to eat healthfully. We also encourage making mealtime a family affair. Any time you see the Mobile Market, come check out what seasonal produce we have!

Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen
Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen Interior

Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen I

Our original Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen (HLMK) is a remodeled 72-passenger school bus that functions as a nutrition education and food assistance outreach hub. HLMK serves Buncombe, McDowell, and Henderson counties, acting as the hands that reach out to families that our pantry cannot serve. The bus boasts seating for 30, a full service kitchen, and enables the Y team to offer free produce distributions and nutrition education. The kitchen-- equipped with two burners, stovetop, oven, refrigerator, and plenty of prep space-- gives Y instructors the space to teach participants how to prepare food in a healthy fashion from food distributed to them from our pantry. 

Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen Food Truck

Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen II

In September 2016, a second Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen was added to our fleet! It is a food truck-model outfitted with a prep kitchen, observation window, and teaching tools and will have the capacity to host cooking demonstrations and distributions in the community. Marrying the first HLMK and the HLMM, this Mobile Kitchen is extremely dynamic and versatile. 

If you are a Y or another organization wanting more information on the upfitting of our mobile units, please email Cory Jackson.