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Programs & Services

 

Project Green Thumb

Because of our commitment to nutrition, the Food Bank for Westchester purchases fresh foods from local farmers and brokers for distribution to hungry Westchester residents. Every week, volunteers pack up 1,200 bags of produce, with each bag containing four different vegetables and two different fruits, with enough to provide to a family of four for two to three days. These produce bags are distributed to member food pantries and sometimes soup kitchens  “just in time" for distribution to hungry people in the community. Each bag also contains a recipe/food-handling flier, in English and Spanish, that gives ways to use the produce and also to combine them with each other and with other foods..

The Food Bank for Westchester currently spends approximately $250,000 annually on Project Green Thumb with funds provided by the New York State Department of Health Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program. Year to year these funds may increase or decrease, which can affect the number of bags we can purchase and distribute weekly.

During the fiscal year 2010-2011, the Food Bank distributed over one million pounds of fresh foods, of which 773,000 pounds were through Project Green Thumb.

 

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