Ribbon is cut on a new 757 Mobile Market

Published 12:38 am Monday, September 6, 2021

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of its 757 Mobile Markets that it unveiled to those attending its Joint Action Meeting on Aug. 28 at Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center in Franklin. As stated in a previous Foodbank release, the 757 Mobile Markets can hold up to 20,000 pounds of food and serve up to 350 households per day and will be routed through areas of greatest need following a predetermined schedule five days per week. Residents will be able to select from a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy and pantry staples at no cost. Pictured in the ribbon-cutting photo are, from left, Celebration Church Franklin Lead Pastor Anthony Rawlings Sr., Franklin Mayor Frank M. Rabil, Foodbank President and CEO Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, Franklin Ward 4 Councilman Dr. Linwood Johnson and First Baptist Church of Franklin Pastor Marcus Jennings.