Support for Families & Communities

We know we can’t stop our efforts with students and schools, but need to extend resources and educational opportunities to caregivers and families in order to continue promoting healthy behaviors in the home. We want to make affordable produce and healthy food easy to get, so we have established school-based Produce Stands and have partnered with Philabundance to bring their Fresh for All and Kids Bites programming to select schools.

Improving Food Resources in the Community

Produce Stands

Selling Fresh Affordable Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Right Philly works to increase access to affordable, healthy food in low-income communities. One way we do this is through school-based Produce Stands. We work with Share Food Program, The Common Market, and Hungry Harvest to bring a farm market experience right to the school. Each of these Produce Stand models look a little different, so we work with the school to figure out what will work best based on student need and the school’s capacity to support the initiative.

Share food truck

Share Food Program supported Produce Stands

These produce stands are open to the public and happen monthly outside the school so both families and neighbors can take advantage of this resource in their community. Produce is sold at typically 50% below retail prices and all forms of payment are accepted – EBT/Access, Cash, Credit, and various Farmers Market Vouchers.

Want monthly email and/or text message reminders for your local produce stand?

Hunger Relief

Support from Philabundance, Fresh For All and Kids Bites program:

Philabundance LogoFresh For All – These are FREE produce markets that set up weekly.
Kids Bites Backpack Program – Select schools have been identified to receive a monthly backpack distribution of kid-friendly and easy to prepare food to take home. Each student receives a 5-6 pound back of food that include fresh produce each month.

2018-2019 Philabundance Backpack Schools

Allen, Ethel Dr.
Comegys, Benjamin B.
Cramp Elementary
Dick, William
Gideon Elementary
Kensington Health Sciences Academy
Logan, James
Lowell Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Sheppard Elementary
Tilden, William
Welsh, John
Wright, Richard R.

Caregiver Nutrition Lessons

Caregiver at nutrition lesson

Select schools also have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes and lessons on purchasing and preparing foods on a limited budget.

To request a program at your school, click here.