Fresh Food Box

GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that enables under-served communities to purchase fresh, healthy, and primarily regionally grown produce well below traditional retail prices. Through the power of collaborative purchasing, Fresh Food Box customers purchase for $14-15 what would cost $20-$30 in a store. All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks, to make our shares even more affordable.

The produce included in each Fresh Food Box is the best of what’s seasonally available. From July through November, Fresh Food Box sources from farms in the Northeast; in the winter and spring, Northeast produce is supplemented with produce from carefully vetted farms in Southern states, like Florida. This ensures Fresh Food Box provides a wide variety of fresh produce year-round while driving sales of locally-available items such as apples, root vegetables, eggs, grains, and dried beans. 

How Fresh Food Box works:

  • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you
  • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
  • Return the following week to pick up your share containing 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce

ALL FOOD BOX SITES WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FROM APRIL 2 - APRIL 8 TO PREPARE ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES. 

MANHATTAN

1 Centre Street SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
15th floor, North Building 
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Year-round 
Community Partner: Manhattan Borough President's Office & DCAS

East Harlem Health Action Center
158 E 115th Street
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 2:30 pm - 3:30pm
Year-round
Community Partner: East Harlem Health Action Center

Family Health Center of Harlem NOW ORDERING AND DISTRIBUTING AT EAST HARLEM HEALTH ACTION CENTER
1824 Madison Avenue (Corner of E 119th St & Madison Ave)
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Family Health Center of Harlem

Hunter College SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
68th Street Campus, 695 Park Ave, Building North, 3rd Floor Tabling Area
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
October - April
Community Partner: Hunter College

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
This site collects food scraps for compost.

Uptown Grand Central 
Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Uptown Grand Central
This site collects food scraps for compost

 

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Army Terminal - $15 (Workplace Site) SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
140 58th Street
Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Halsey Community Farm NOW M.S. 35 STEPHEN DECATUR
462 Halsey Street NOW 272 MacDonough St
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 2:30 pm - 3:30pm
Year-round (Relocates indoors to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in winter)
Community Partner: Halsey Community Farm
This site collects food scraps for compost.

 

 

BRONX

Project H.O.P.E. 
854 Hunts Point Avenue
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Year-round
Community Partner: Project HOPE & Urban Health Plan, Inc.
This site collects food scraps for compost.

 

QUEENS

Department of Health - $15 (Workplace Site) SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
42-09 28th Street, 14th Floor
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
*This workplace Fresh Food Box site is open to DOHMH employees only and is closed to the public.

If there are changes to GrowNYC programming or operations due to COVID-19 this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes.

 

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