Get Free Fruits and Vegetables at Harlem Community Food Hub!

Get Free Fruits and Vegetables at Harlem Community Food HubThe West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub at 625 Lenox Ave. opened for the first time last week. The food hub will be part food pantry, part farm share and part community center, said Colleen Flynn of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which works with local nonprofits for revitalization projects. The space will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. People who need food can apply to pick up three days’ worth of free produce and other items on a monthly basis. LISC developed the idea and worked with the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund for the funding and West Harlem Group Assistance, which secured the space. The food will come from a variety of sources including the New York City Food Bank and the Corbin Hill Food Project. Apart from being a food pantry, the Community Food Hub will also team up with Corbin Hill Food Project, which will run a subsidized farm share every Tuesday, which will accept food stamps as payment, said Doreen Wohl, the former executive director of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, who is helping as a consultant. Additionally, the food hub will host community events like free health screenings, cooking workshops and nutrition seminars: LINK





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