In September, City Harvest partnered with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) to establish the Market in Fort Greene to serve the residents of neighboring Farragut, Raymond V. Ingersoll and Walt Whitman housing developments.
An estimated 8,000 pounds of fresh produce was distributed to nearly 400 households, far surpassing the initial 350 pre-registered households.
Cumbo said the mobile market’s arrival is timely, as many families in Brooklyn continue to struggle to make ends meet. The newly-established Market in Crown Heights represents an expansion of resources within the 35th Council District that will particularly benefit women, children, the unemployed, underemployed, and seniors on a fixed income.
Through collaboration with the Ebbets Field Intergenerational Center and Crown Heights Youth Collective, Inc., the residents will not have to travel beyond their community to pick up the variety of food that will be delivered on a monthly basis.
“The mobile market is providing a tremendous benefit to our families, in the hopes of making ends meet, just a little easier. We are grateful to have such a resource that can be enjoyed by so many people that call our district home,” Cumbo said.
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