Last year I began working for New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC). Since 1985, NKCDC has worked alongside residents and businesses to spark sustainable development in the Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
Farm to Families is one such initiative. In growing communities that until recently had very limited options for fresh produce, NKCDC partnered with St. Christopher's Foundation for Children to provide affordable weekly boxes of fruits and vegetables from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative.
The program runs year round, and boxes can be ordered on a week-by-week basis. Everything is organic and is picked within 48 hours of delivery. Additional fresh items including local eggs, meats, yogurt and jam are offered at affordable rates. Cash, credit and EBT are accepted. And during the summer, boxes are picked up outside at NKCDC's Garden Center.