Farm to Families Initiative

Each week, Farm to Families supplies Philadelphia area families with boxes of wholesome fresh produce 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 and meat are also offered at affordable prices.  Orders are taken one week in advance and cash, credit, and SNAP benefits are all accepted for payment.

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Farm to Families works with community-based organizations to address the availability and affordability of fresh food in underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia area 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.

Please register at one of these sites or call us at 215.910.2901 for more information:

 

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
3601 A Street – Center for the Urban Child
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Pick Up: Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Call: 215.910.2901 or Email: f2f@scfchildren.org to register
West Philadelphia-New Location!
6232 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Pick Up: Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Call: 215.910.2901 or Email: f2f@scfchildren.org to register
St. Mary Medical Center
1201 Langhorne-Newtown Rd
Langhorne, PA 19047
Pick up: Wednesdays from 1 pm to 6 pm
Call: 215.710.2000 to register
St. Mary Medical Center at Queen of the Universe Parish
2477 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056
Pick up: Fridays from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Call: 215.710.4163 to register
St. Mary Medical Center at Our Lady of Fatima School Center
2913 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Pick up: Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm
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: Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm
Call: 215.910.2901 or Email:f2f@scfchildren.org to register
Temple University Hospital – Tioga Lobby
3401 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19140
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Pick up: Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Call: 215-983-8818 or Email: f2ftemple@gmail.com to register

In an innovative effort to target families who are at the 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 the Philadelphia area. Families can take their prescription to any of the Farm to Families sites to register and begin the program.

For further information about Farm to Families and Fresh RX, please contact Falguni Patel, Program Director, at 215-568-1142 or via email at fal@scfchildren.org

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