The Food as Medicine (FAM) project, led by Corbin Hill Food Project (CHFP), will aggregate and distribute boxes of fresh produce to 260 families in the Bronx and Harlem twice a month for up to a year. FAM aims to reach underserved, low-income, marginalized populations in primarily BIPOC/immigrant communities. Low-income and food-insecure patients from Mount Sinai Health System and the Institute for Family Health‘s Bronx Health REACH Project who reside in the Bronx and Harlem are eligible to participate.
Participants will pay $2.50 per week, using either SNAP dollars or cash, to pick up bi-monthly produce boxes provided by The Common Market, a regional wholesale distributor, at designated sites in the South Bronx or Harlem. The boxes are valued at $35 and will include five to eight seasonal, local items such as fruit (apples, pears, peaches, plums), root vegetables or starch (carrots, potatoes, yams), leafy greens (kale, collard greens, microgreens, celery, cabbage, green beans), nightshades (peppers, eggplant, tomato), and/or alliums (onion, garlic).
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