Fresh Pantry Project
GrowNYC’s Fresh Pantry project is yet another way that Greenmarket farmers supply our city with fresh, local produce. Through this program, Greenmarket farmers donate what they grow to NYC’s food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and transitional living facilities—and they’ve been doing it since 1983. By connecting regional farmers with economically disadvantaged New Yorkers,Greenmarket and our partners—City Harvest, and the NYC Coalition Against Hunger, along with food pantries and organizations across the city—are helping to address hunger and build community around healthy, local food. In 2012, New Yorkers in need received nearly one million pounds of food from Greenmarket farmers.
Click HERE to learn more about GrowNYC’s Fresh Pantry Project.