NEW BEDFORD — The United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Hunger Commission will operate the fourth annual Mobile Market this summer in the city's North and South Ends.

The Mobile Market provides free, locally grown, fresh produce to low-income working families in Greater New Bedford. It’s open after work hours and allows families to pick the types of fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, and other produce they want, according to a news release. Last year, the market distributed 12,000 pounds of fresh food, feeding 168 families.

“Eating healthier is on the minds of everyone these days, but can be expensive and can be extremely hard to do while on a very fixed or limited income,” said Michelle N. Hantman, United Way President & CEO, in a statement. “So many families we work with want to provide a healthier option to their children, but find themselves having to choose between buying healthier food and paying monthly bills. Mobile Market solves this dilemma and provides the healthy option at no cost.”

The produce is grown by Sharing the Harvest Community Farm at the Dartmouth YMCA and at Sampson’s Farm in Westport. The Mobile Market is made possible with the support of BankFive and Southcoast Health.

The market is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays — Wednesdays in case of rain — on alternating weeks in the North and South Ends. The Mobile Market is in the South End across the street from Dennison Memorial Community Center on July 17 and 31; Aug. 14 and 28; and Sept. 11 and 25th. In the North End, it's at BankFive, 724 Acushnet Ave., on July 10 and 24; Aug. 7 and 21; Sept. 4 and Sept 18; and Oct. 2.

Qualifying families and individuals are invited to visit the Mobile Market every other week. Photo ID and proof of earned income are required. To learn more about the Mobile Market, the Hunger Commission or United Way of Greater New Bedford, visit unitedwayofgnb.org.