PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents in need now have additional access to free fresh fruits and vegetables each week thanks to a partnership between Table to Table and the Paterson Task Force.
Through funding awarded by Impact 100 Garden State, the community based, not-for-profit food rescue organization Table to Table has been delivering the healthy food to the Task Force at 36 Circle Avenue every Tuesday since April. The program, which is open to all residents in need, will continue until the end of November.
“We understand the great need for access to fresh fruits and vegetables that exists in the city and we are delighted to have found the perfect partners to make this program as successful as it has been in other locations,” Table to Table said in an announcement.
According to Roberta Farber, Program Director for the Paterson Task Force, over 23,000 Passaic County residents receive support from New Jersey's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP), including free breakfast and lunch for school children, often, Farber said, their only meal of the day.
“There is a great need for parents to be able to access fresh health food to cook and prepare for their children,” Farber said adding that market also features on-site nutritional and cooking demonstrations provided by Passaic County Community College’s Culinary Program.
Residents are invited to visit 36 Circle Avenue from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday.
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