Farm to Families Initiative

 

Each week Farm to Families supplies North Philadelphia families with boxes of wholesome fresh produce or fruit at a reduced cost.  Boxes are packed with delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, often valued at double the price.  Additional fresh items including local eggs, meat, and seafood are also offered at affordable prices.  Orders are taken one week in advance and cash, credit, and SNAP benefits are all accepted for payment. Click here to learn more about what’s in the box. And for ongoing updates, please like us on Facebook.

Farm to Families works with community-based organizations to address availability and affordability of fresh food in North Philadelphia by:

  • Facilitating the purchase, packaging, and distribution of fresh, affordable weekly boxes of produce along with meat and eggs from local farmers.

  • Providing food and nutrition education, including food budgeting and shopping tips, basic food preparation and cooking skills, and demonstrations and taste tests, aligned with the weekly boxes.

  • Leading policy change efforts to make fresh food available and affordable in the food deserts of Philadelphia.

Farm to Families is open to all with no income restrictions.

Please contact the site closest to you to register for the program and get started on a new, healthier way of eating.

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Please register at one of these four sites:

New Kensington CDC – NKCDC Garden Center – 1825 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA       (The corner of Frankford & Berks)

Call: 215.427.0350 x110 or Email: f2f@nkcdc.org to register

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – 3601 A Street in the Nelson Pavilion Lobby            (Free parking tokens provided)

Call: 215-910-2901 or Email: f2f.schchildren@gmail.com to register

St. Mary Medical Center at Queen of the Universe Parrish – 2477 Trenton Road                Levittown, PA 19056

Call: 215.710.4163 to register

St. Mary Medical Center at Our Lady of Fatima School Center – 2913 Street Road                     Bensalem, PA 19020

Call: 215.710.4163 to register

 

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In an innovative effort to target families who are at highest risk, we are collaborating with area health care providers who are writing “prescriptions” to the program for their patients. Initially launched at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, the program has expanded to various health centers throughout North Philadelphia. Families may opt to order and pick up their boxes at either St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children or one of four additional distribution sites in the community.

For further information about the Farm to Families program, please contact Jamiliyah Foster, Program Director, at 215-568-1126 or via email at jgf@scfchildren.org

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