Fresh Food for Seniors

In 2012, Borough President Brewer partnered with GrowNYC, the Department for the Aging, and more than a dozen senior centers to deliver fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables for just $8 a bag. This year, the Fresh Food for Seniors program has expanded to include neighborhoods stretching from the West Village to Northern Manhattan – and now, Roosevelt Island!

Seniors pay $8 for a bag containing five-to-six varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables – a retail value of $15 to $18. Orders are pay-as-you-go, one week ahead of each delivery date. Fresh Food for Seniors allows seniors to sign up for just one order at a time so that they can decide how much food they need, when they need it.

Produce is ordered through GrowNYC at wholesale prices from farmers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

All New Yorkers need access to healthy food that is locally sourced whenever possible. Access to fresh and local food for vulnerable and low-income populations the most pressing food and nutrition issue facing New Yorkers today.

Sign up and Delivery dates vary per site. Contact Shula Warren at 212-669-2392 or a participating Senior Center near you for more information.

Upper West Side
In partnership with Council Member Helen Rosenthal and GrowNYC

Delivery dates: July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15

Open to all Seniors:
•    Goddard Riverside: Senior Center
(Sign up: Mondays and Tuesdays, 1-3pm; Pick up: Wednesday the week after signing up, 1-3pm)

Open to Senior Center Members and/or building residents only:
•    Bloomingdale Aging in Place
•    DOROT
•    Goddard Riverside: NORC
•    JASA: Club 76
•    JASA NORC: St. Martin's Tower
•    Project Find: Clinton Senior Center
•    Project Find: Hamilton House
•    Project Open at Lincoln Towers
•    NCJW Council Lifetime Learning
•    Westside Interagency Council for the Aging
•    711 Amsterdam Avenue

Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea and West Village
In partnership with Council Member Corey Johnson and GrowNYC
Delivery dates: July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8

Open to all Seniors:
•    Council Member Corey Johnson's District Office
(Sign up: Mondays and Tuesdays; Pick up: Wednesday the week after signing up)

Open to Senior Center Members only:
•    Encore Senior Center
•    Greenwich House
•    Hudson Guild NORC
•    SAGE Center: Midtown
•    VISIONS
•    Penn South Program for Seniors

Northern Manhattan

In partnership with Corbin Hill Food Project and The Doe Fund

Delivery dates: Thursdays: August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19

Open to all seniors:
CHSCC-Kennedy Center (http://www.chscc.org/)
St. Nicholas Senior Center (http://www.chscc.org/)
Sign up: Mondays-Wednesday 9am-5pm; Pick up: Thursday delivery dates, 1-3pm.

Open to senior center members or residents only:
92 Street Y* (https://www.92y.org/himan-brown.aspx)
River Terrace NORC
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (http://www.hcci.org/)

*Note: Due to observance of the Jewish High Holidays, the 92 Street Y site will have the following delivery dates: August 10, August 24, September 7, September 20, October 4, October 19


Roosevelt Island

In partnership with GrowNYC and the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, a program of Carter Burden Network
Delivery dates: July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8
Roosevelt Island Senior Center
546 Main Street
(212) 980-1888


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