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Fresh Food Box Program
For more information about the Fresh Foodbox program, e-mail ntucker@grownyc.org or call 212-788-3581.

GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that allows underserved communities to purchase fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce in pre-packed boxes containing the best of what’s seasonally available on regional farms. Fresh Food Box customers can take advantage of the cost benefits of buying in a group, and enjoy the quality and variety of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share with the flexibility to buy by the week rather than by the season.

From July through November, GrowNYC distributes Fresh Food Boxes in collaboration with community partner organizations at 10 sites in NYC. To participate, customers pre-order bags one week in advance on the designated distribution day, and the next week pick up their Fresh Food Box containing 7-9 seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as information on how to store and prepare the produce they’ve received. Customers can pay in cash, credit/debit, and EBT/SNAP benefits. To participate, please go one of the sites listed below during distribution hours on the appointed day to sign-up and pay for a Fresh Food Box to be picked up the following week.

We are pleased to announce:  We have launched a pilot WinterBox Program. This program will run for 5 months, with pickups happening every other week at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House on Tuesdays. These boxes are a bit different than the Fresh Food Box! You will get 6-8 storage crops (squashes, onions, etc.), apples, at least 2 lbs of grains and/or beans, and your choice of either 1 dozen eggs or 6 oz of honey. The cost of this box is $25 and is intended to take you through two weeks. All are items that store well in your pantry or refrigerator. Sign up on January 7th for pick up on January 21st, 2014. 

Sample Foodboxes:

 

2014 Winterbox Pilot Location

Lenox Hill Fresh Food Box – Winter Box Pilot Program
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 E. 70th Street (Manhattan)
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning January 7th, BI-MONTHLY
Community Partners: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

2013 Foodbox Locations

Harlem Fresh Food Box - SEASON OVER
A.I.R. Harlem
140 W. 140th Street (Manhattan)
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning July 9th
Community Partners: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, A.I.R. Harlem, Harlem Children's Zone

Via Verde Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
Via Verde, for Via Verde residents only
700 Brook Avenue (Bronx)
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning July 10th
Community Partners: Via Verde, Phipps Houses, Jonathan Rose Companies

Queensbridge Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
1025 41st Avenue (Queens)
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; beginning July 10th
Community Partners: Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

Claremont Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
489 E. 169th Street (Bronx)
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning July 13th
Community Partners: Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.; Department of Family Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; HealthFirst

BronxWorks Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
BronxWorks
1130 Grand Concourse (Bronx)
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning July 17th
Community Partner: BronxWorks

Two Bridges Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
80 Rutgers Slip (Manhattan)
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm; beginning July 11th
Community Partners: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

YMCA Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
North Brooklyn/Twelve Towns YMCA
570 Jamaica Avenue (Brooklyn)
Fridays, 1 pm - 4 pm; beginning July 26th
Community Partners: YMCA of Greater New York

Cypress Hills Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
Evangelical Missionary Church
734 Jamaica Avenue (Brooklyn)
Fridays, 3:30 pm - 6 pm; beginning July 19th
Community Partners: Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Evangelical Missionary Church, YMCA of Greater New York

Bed-Stuy Fresh Food Box – SEASON OVER
462 Halsey Community Garden
462 Halsey Street, Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn)
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm; beginning July 13th
Community Partner: 462 Halsey Community Garden