The City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods Mobile Market event this past Saturday, October 26th, was a big success! Thank you for all the FPOP volunteers who came out bright and early on Saturday morning to help.
FPOP volunteers helped to distribute over 26,000 pounds of fresh produce to community members in the Washington Heights and Inwood area in conjunction with City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods Mobile Market.
City Harvest’s Mobile Markets are free, farmers-market style distributions of fresh fruits and vegetables intended to relieve food insecurity in low-income communities across New York City’s five boroughs. Our FPOP volunteers braved cold morning temperatures for over four and a half hours, distributing carrots, onions, potatoes, winter squash and apples to community members, many of whom waited in line for over an hour.
The Washington Heights/Inwood Mobile Market operates year-round, twice a month, and Market Manager Pedro Urbaez says that it is the busiest City Harvest mobile market in the city. For more information on their mission and how you can get involved, don’t hesitate to check out their site!
Stay tuned for more exciting FPOP events!