Each week the Hunterdon County YMCA is improving the lives of the residents it serves by providing fresh produce and bread through their Free Produce and Bread Distribution program. Volunteers from the Hunterdon County YMCA and America’s Grow a Row gather every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Flemington Baptist Church located at 170 Main Street in Flemington to distribute the food from either the church’s parking lot or basement. The food is provided on a donation basis through America’s Grow a Row, Panera Bread and Shoprite.
The program reaches approximately 90 families each year and an average of 40 families each week. “We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to bring fresh, local food to our community through the Free Produce and Bread Distribution program. Through our partnership with America’s Grow a Row, Panera Bread and Shoprite we are able to fulfill an essential need in the Hunterdon County area,” said Kristen Heimall, Hunterdon YMCA senior program director.
“The work that the Hunterdon County YMCA is doing to provide a free healthy food distribution program is a testament to their commitment to the betterment of their community and we, at New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, are proud to align ourselves with a program that parallels our mission to increase access to high-quality, affordable food to New Jersey communities,” said Darrin Anderson, deputy director of NJPHK.
For more information about the Free Produce and Bread Distribution program contact Kristen Heimall.SHARE: