Hunger Task Force brings the Piggly Wiggly Mobile Market to Burleigh Street near St. Joseph’s Hospital, 5000 W. Chambers St., over the next two weeks, beginning today.
According to Hunger Task Force, “The Mobile Market is a grocery store on wheels that travels throughout Milwaukee County to visit neighborhoods and communities that have limited access to fresh and healthy foods.
“Along with other staples, local grocer Piggly Wiggly stocks the Mobile Market with 40+ seasonal fruits and vegetables and several high demand meat and dairy items. The market does not sell canned items or processed foods.”
Fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, eggs, meat, and more are available at the market at 25 percent less than normal retail prices.
The market is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 3-7 and May 10-14.
“Residents are invited to shop on board and receive 25% off all regular store pricing thanks to a grant in partnership with Hunger Task Force. Please come down and see what this great resource is all about,” said Ald. Khalif Rainey in a statement Monday.
“Your purchasing will inform what foods should be stocked in our district, and help leaders at St. Joseph’s, the Hunger Task Force and the City of Milwaukee eventually create a grocery store inside the hospital.”
The market accepts debit cards, credit cards and Quest EBT. Cash is not accepted. Shoppers eligible for FoodShare will be assisted by the Hunger Task Force FoodShare Outreach staff at the market.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.