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

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, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 1:30 pm - 2:30pm
Year-round
Community Partner: East Harlem Health Action Center

Family Health Center of Harlem NOW OPERATING 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

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 1:30 pm - 2:30pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Uptown Grand Central 
Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Uptown Grand Central

 

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

Bed-Stuy Fresh Food Box No longer accepting new participants; join our waitlist
Peaches Bar, 403 Lewis Avenue RELOCATING TO Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 228 Decatur Street
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Year-round
Community Partner: Peaches, Halsey Community Farm, and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

 

BRONX

Project H.O.P.E. 
854 Hunts Point Avenue
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Year-round
Community Partner: Project HOPE & Urban Health Plan, Inc.

 

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.

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.