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Food Access Initiatives

Food Access in Farmers Markets

Thomas Dold, 26, is No. 1 on both charts. Over the last four years, Dold, a German business consultant, has won 27 sprints up stairs in hotels, television towers and office buildings, including the Taipei 101, an unrelenting 2,046-step dash up the second-tallest building in the world that he has won twice. On Tuesday, he will try for a record-breaking sixth Empire State Building title.

Fresh Pantry

Each week, farmers from 35 Greenmarkets throughout NYCdonate their fresh fruits and vegetables to either City Harvest or directly to local food pantries, homeless facilities, soup kitchens, drug rehabilitation centers, transitional living residences, and senior centers. By connecting regional farmers with in-need New Yorkers, Greenmarket, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, and City Harvest are helping to address hunger and build community around healthy, local foods.

Fresh Bodegas

GrowNYC and Red Jacket Orchards have joined forces to create Fresh Bodegas, making regular deliveries of Greenmarket produce and products from Red Jackets farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York to stores in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, an area of the city with particularly limited access to fresh produce. Fresh Bodegas is working to provide New York City residents with access to affordably priced, locally grown produce at the stores where they already shop.