For many people that City Harvest serves, local stores don’t stock much healthy food, or when they do it’s too expensive. Through our Healthy Neighborhoods programs, we work with community partners in low income neighborhoods across New York City to improve access to healthy, affordable food. We do this by providing free fruits and vegetables through our Mobile Markets, and working with local food retailers to increase their ability to stock and sell healthy food. We also teach residents the basics of nutrition and how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.
In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through these programs which can be found in the South Bronx, Northwest Queens, the North Shore of Staten Island, Bed Stuy in Brooklyn, and Washington Heights/Inwood.