Farm to Families Initiative

 

Each week Farm to Families supplies North Philadelphia families with boxes of wholesome fresh produce or fruit at a reduced cost.  Boxes are packed with delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, often valued at double the price.  Additional fresh items including local eggs, meat, and seafood are also offered at affordable prices.  Orders are taken one week in advance and cash, credit, and SNAP benefits are all accepted for payment. Click here to learn more about what’s in the box. And for ongoing updates, please like us on Facebook.

Farm to Families works with community-based organizations to address availability and affordability of fresh food in North Philadelphia by:

  • Facilitating the purchase, packaging, and distribution of fresh, affordable weekly boxes of produce along with meat and eggs from local farmers.

  • Providing food and nutrition education, including food budgeting and shopping tips, basic food preparation and cooking skills, and demonstrations and taste tests, aligned with the weekly boxes.

  • Leading policy change efforts to make fresh food available and affordable in the food deserts of Philadelphia.

Farm to Families is open to all with no income restrictions.

Please contact the site closest to you to register for the program and get started on a new, healthier way of eating.

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Please register at one of these seven sites:

New Kensington CDC – NKCDC Garden Center
1825 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(The corner of Frankford & Berks)

Pick Up: Thursday, 4pm–7pm

Call: 215.427.0350 x110 or Email: F2F@nkcdc.org to register

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
3601 A Street – Center for the Urban Child
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Pick Up: Friday, 12pm–3pm

Call: 215-910-2901 or Email: F2F.schchildren@gmail.com to register

St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047

Call: 215.710.2000 to register

St. Mary Medical Center at Queen of the Universe Parrish
2477 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056

Call: 215.710.4163 to register

St. Mary Medical Center at Our Lady of Fatima School Center
2913 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Call: 215.710.4163 to register

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
850 N. 11th Street – 1st Floor Lobby
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Pick Up: Monday, 2pm–6pm

Call: 215.970.1151 or Email: farm2families@drexel.edu to register

Temple Pediatric Care
3223 N. Broad Street – 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Pick Up: Thursday, 12pm–4pm

Call: 215.970.3182 or Email: F2F.TUH@gmail.com to register

Cramp Elementary School at Schmidt Playground
13 W Ontario St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Pick Up: Friday, 2pm-4pm

Call: 267.666.9215 to register

 

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In an innovative effort to target families who are at highest risk, we are collaborating with area health care providers who are writing “prescriptions” to the program for their patients. Initially launched at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, the program has expanded to various health centers throughout North Philadelphia. Families may opt to order and pick up their boxes at either St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children or one of four additional distribution sites in the community.

For further information about the Farm to Families program, please contact Jamiliyah Foster, Program Director, at
215-568-1126 or via email at jgf@scfchildren.org

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