Second Harvest rolled out its latest and most innovative tool in the fight against hunger in Orange County: the Park-It Market, a walk-up market that delivers fresh, nutritious, free food right to seniors in need. The Park-It Market is a first-of-its-kind, partially-refrigerated, free market for seniors travels Monday through Friday on scheduled weekly visits to 20 local senior centers and low-income senior apartment complexes.
The trailer was custom designed with seniors in mind, allowing easy access to fresh meat, eggs, dairy items, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, bread, and more. It is a dignified and convenient way for seniors to get the food they need.
The Park-It Market will carry 6,000 pounds of nutritious food to each stop. It will serve 1,000 seniors each week and provide the equivalent of 1 million meals to seniors each year.