Monday, April 11, 2011

Norwood Food Co-op Supports Healthy Food Choices for Bronx Residents

Here is a program bringing healthy food choices to low income residents in our borough. The deadline to participate is April 29th so please de review if interested in joining the Norwood food co-op.


Norwood Food Co-op wins grant to subsidize SNAP (foodstamp) recipients!
Low-income Bronxites looking to eat healthy are in luck – the Norwood Food Co-op can now offer the chance to offer farm-fresh, organic vegetables at a big discount!
The Norwood Food Co-op buys vegetables, fruit and dairy products directly from farmers through the Community Supported Agriculture program. Norwood members join up in the early spring, and then receive farm-fresh food once a week from mid-June to mid-November. It’s a great way to eat better, while at the same time supporting small New York farmers.
A $900 grant from Just Food/Wholesome Wave for SNAP (foodstamp) members allows us to offer a deep discount to SNAP (foodstamp recipients). These prices are roughly half of the regular shares in the Co-op.
· A single share for SNAP recipients will only cost them $170 in benefits plus $10 in cash
· A split single share for SNAP recipients will only cost them $77.50 in benefits plus $20 in cash
· Double shares are also available.

Like all Co-op members, members who pay with SNAP benefits are required to do 4 hours of volunteer work helping the Co-op operate.

Membership for the 2011 season is still open to all! The deadline is April 29, so please contact us now! For more information, check out or call 917-213-3808.

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