Currently, eight of the ten community districts facing the highest rates of food insecurity in Brooklyn and the fastest-growing rates of food insecurity in the city are in Central Brooklyn. Analysis has shown that low-income residents in Brooklyn may travel three times farther to access groceries than higher-income residents.
The Mobile Pantry Project will increase access to healthy, fresh, locally sourced food for underserved residents of Central Brooklyn. Services will reach Crown Heights, Canarsie, East Flatbush and East New York.
We are pleased to announce these Vital Brooklyn grants which will allow for the expansion of our mobile markets. This means that more high-quality fresh foods and prepared foods will be within reach for residents throughout Central Brooklyn. Proper nutrition is critical to our seniors’ health, the school performance of our children and the quality of life for all of our residents. This program will make it easier for families in Central Brooklyn to access foods they need to put wholesome food on the table.
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