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Check out our new Veggie Van Toolkit update, upcoming Community Engagement webinar, job postings and more!
Join our Team
We are looking for a Communications & Outreach Coordinatorthat would implement comprehensive outreach strategies to amplify the initiatives of the Mobile Market Coalition, develop the University at Buffalo campus-based mobile market, and provide technical assistance. Ideally, this position would be filled by one full-time person, based in Buffalo, NY but we are open to bringing in 2 part-time individuals. Click here to find full position descriptions: https://www.myveggievan.org/join-us.html
Veggie Van Toolkit Updates
Texting Services and Reminders
We are pleased to announce the latest update to the Veggie Van Toolkit, covering Texting Services. Providing text message communication to your mobile market customers can allow for reminders and information in real-time to ensure the success of your market operation. This update features case studies from Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and Feast Down East (FDE)! Click here to check it out!
We've revamped our resources to help you connect with your community as you plan or expand your mobile market. Mobile Market operators utilize these tools to better understand the needs of their community, build a sustainable market model, and keep their community informed of available resources.
This new Toolkit page includes strategy guides, survey and interview templates, and much more to assist your Community Engagement activities. Click here to check it out!
If you're new to the Veggie Van Toolkit, click the button below to sign up.
This webinar, held on Thursday, July 27th at 1-2PM ET, will dig deeper into the newly-released Community Engagement resources in the Veggie Van Toolkit, as well as offer real-world examples of such activities, their outcomes, and tips to ensure success. This webinar will be helpful for those planning a new mobile market as well as those seeking input from their community as they expand and/or improve their services. Presenters will include Dr. Christina Kasprzak, Postdoctoral Associate at the University at Buffalo, and Roberta Cosentino, Co-Founder of The Best Route.
This event is free, but registration is required. Registration closes Wednesday 7/26 at midnight. If you cannot make the live event, you are invited to register and you will be emailed the recording at a later date.
The Mobile Market Coalition (MMC) supports both national and regional efforts to advance mobile produce markets as essential infrastructure for a responsive and resilient food system in which everyone has access to healthy food. We support organizations interested in starting or expanding mobile market programs by providing technical assistance, fostering collaboration, advancing research, and supporting advocacy initiatives. The MMC is based at the Community Health Intervention Lab at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.