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NEW DATES ADDED: Free market to pass out groceries in Fall River for those in need



Another event is taking place for those in Fall River struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Mobile Food Market will be taking place in the parking lot of the Fall River YMCA at 199 North Main Street.

The Y, in partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank, will be offering the temporary market in a no contact drive-thru pick-up where everyone must practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet of separation between individuals.

Food items will be pre-packaged and CDC guidelines will be followed during the market.

Vehicle trunks must be accessible and have room to place 2 grocery bags.

YMCA Southcoast-Fall River Executive Director Stephanie Mancini stated that the markets will be a “no registration” event with more market plans in the works.

“As of right now we are planning on having the event every other Thursday starting at 11:00 a.m. I am working on getting more Saturday dates, but do not have them confirmed yet.”

Since we first aired this story, Mancini has secured more Saturday dates. The market will take place this Thursday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Additional markets are scheduled to take place on May 7th and May 16th at the same time and location.

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Posted by Fall River YMCA on Saturday, April 25, 2020

All recipients will receive food on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions regarding the market, call the YMCA at 508-675-7841 or e-mail Stephanie Mancini at



  1. Sandra Ledoux

    April 14, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you God bless you all for doing this for the people.?

  2. Paula

    April 25, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Could people that don’t have a car walk there to grab a bag?

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