Fort Greene & Farragut Fresh Pantry Grand Opening

Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015

 From right to left; Isabella Lee (Tenant Association President), Council Member Laurie Cumbo (District 35), Aisha Glover (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Clare Newman (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Meredith Phillips Almeida (Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project), Tony Ortiz (City Harvest), Mary Andrews (Tenant Association), Ashley Cotton (Forest City Ratner Companies), Meg Davidson (City Harvest), Keith Carr (City Harvest) and Nan Blackshear (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President).

From right to left; Isabella Lee (Tenant Association President), Council Member Laurie Cumbo (District 35), Aisha Glover (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Clare Newman (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Meredith Phillips Almeida (Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project), Tony Ortiz (City Harvest), Mary Andrews (Tenant Association), Ashley Cotton (Forest City Ratner Companies), Meg Davidson (City Harvest), Keith Carr (City Harvest) and Nan Blackshear (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President).

MARP & City Harvest have joined forces to open the Fort Greene & Farragut Fresh Pantry to help fight food insecurity in our community. The Fresh Pantry will distribute nearly 10,000 pounds of produce, FREE of charge, to residents of Farragut, Whitman, and Ingersoll Houses once per month. The Fort Greene & Farragut Fresh Pantry is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies.

When: Third Saturday of each month (November 21 & December 19)
Where: Sidewalk at the intersection of Navy and Nassau Streets
Who is Eligible: Residents living in Farragut, Whitman & Ingersoll houses

Click here to read BK Reader article about the the grand opening & celebration of the Fresh Pantry.

Shadone Stanley MARPs Fresh Pantry Coordinator

Hours of Operation:

Registration begins at 9:00am
Produce Distribution: 9:30am – 11:30am

Questions? Please feel free to contact Shaquana Boykin, Program Manager at healthycommunities@myrtleavenue.org or call (718) 230- 1689 5#.

 

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