Partners In Produce

Since 1980, the relative cost of fresh, healthy food has increased by 40%, while at the same time the relative cost of high-sugar, low nutrient food has decreased by 40%. This puts fresh produce out of the reach of many Americans. Studies have linked food insecurity to obesity, primarily resulting from the economic inability to access fresh, healthy food. Obesity in turn is a cause of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes in adults.

We recognize the importance of fresh produce in a healthy diet yet for our clients, these items can be economically out of reach.  Working with local residents, farmers and suppliers, we are making sure our shelves are stocked with a variety of fresh produce like fruits and vegetables. 

GLT

Greenwich Land Trust

GLT's Youth Corps program maintains a vegetable garden at Mueller Preserve throughout the summer and donates the harvest to Neighbor to Neighbor.

Old Greenwich Farmer's Market

The market hosts a "Buy One for Neighbor to Neighbor" program weekly, encouraging shoppers to purchase and donate fresh food from their market for our clients.