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Fresh Food for Seniors is Back

My Fresh Food for Seniors program is back this fall! Seniors can order a mixed bag of fresh produce grown by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania farmers, sourced by GrowNYC. Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Helen Rosenthal are my longtime partners in this initiative.

The process is simple: Seniors pay $9 cash for a bag– containing five to six varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables– a week in advance at a participating site, and then pick up their produce the following week. Participants can sign up for just one order at a time so that they can decide how much food they need, when they need it. Registration has already begun; sign-up dates/times vary per site– please contact each site for more details.

Upper West Side
Delivery dates: 10/20, 11/3, 11/17
Participating sites:

  • Goddard Riverside Senior Center (593 Columbus Ave. at 88th St., sign-up takes place at each pick up from 1–3 pm, contact Shula or Rita below with any questions)
  • Project Find: Hamilton House (141 W. 73rd St., 212-787-7710)
  • NCJW Council Lifetime Learning (241 W. 72nd St., 212-687-5030)
  • Bloomingdale Aging in Place (212-842-8831)
  • Lincoln House Outreach (303 W. 66th St., 212-875-8958

Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and West Village
Delivery dates: 10/26, 11/9, 11/23
Participating sites:

  • SAGE (305 7th Ave., 15th floor, 646-576-8669)
  • VISIONS (135 W. 23rd St., 646-486-4444)
  • Greenwich House (27 Barrow St., 4th floor, 212-242-4140)
  • Encore Senior Center (239 W. 49th St., 212-581-2910)
  • Hudson Guild NORC (441 W. 26th St., 212-760-9800)
  • West Village Houses (642 Washington St., 212-255-2035)

For more information, contact:
Shula Warren Puder in my office office at 212-669-2392 or
Speaker Johnson’s office at 212-564-7757 or
Rita Genn in Council Member Rosenthal’s office at 212-873-0282 or

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