Manhattan BP Launches ‘Fresh Food For Seniors’ Program Uptown
Cyril Josh Barker | 7/16/2015, 12:59 p.m.
Tuesday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer launched the Fresh Food for Seniors program, which expands the group of pickup points in northern Manhattan. The program gives older adults the chance to order a bag of fresh, locally grown produce for $8 cash on a pay-as-you-go basis in advance of each delivery date. The produce is sourced by the Corbin Hill Food Project and packed at a Doe Fund facility in Washington Heights. Brewer has expanded the program from 13 locations last year to nearly 40 distribution points, from the West Village to northern Manhattan. Fresh Food for Seniors allows seniors to sign up for just one order at a time so that they can decide how much food they need, when they need it. Produce is ordered through GrowNYC at wholesale prices from farmers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. To sign up contact Shula Warren at 212-669-2392 or find a participating senior center by going to manhattanbp.nyc.gov.