Hundreds of seniors across Manhattan have been taking advantage of my Fresh Food for Seniors  program. They’re supporting local agriculture and eating healthier by ordering $8 bags of fresh fruit and vegetables (a $15 value). At the start of this season, I announced that we would be expanding into lower Manhattan and I’m pleased to share that deliveries in our new program area have begun at three locations: Southbridge Towers, 200 Rector Place, and St. Margaret’s House.
The program is made possible by partnerships with GrowNYC (the greenmarket people), Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Helen Rosenthal and neighborhood senior centers. Special thanks to Council Member Margaret Chin for making the lower Manhattan expansion a reality!