Local Food Hub Program Delivers Fresh Food to Low-Income Families
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Low-income families in Albemarle County now have fresh groceries and new recipes from the Local Food Hub.
People in the Southwood community are getting a variety of new deliveries to them, thanks to the Local Food Hub.
On Wednesday, May 8, families in the community picked up bags with fresh produce, eggs, and other grocery items.
It's an expansion of the Local Food Hub's Fresh Farmacy Program, which specifically targets women, infants, and children.
“Participants receive bags of fresh fruits, vegetables, other local food products,” Portia Boggs, the associate director of advancement and communications at the Local Food Hub, said. “They get recipes, they get storage tips. They get bios on the farms where the food comes from. They receive cooking classes - just all sorts of things to really make them comfortable and confident cooking with healthy local food."
This delivery is a partnership with five other health clinics in the commonwealth.