In setting Local Produce Link’s price per pound, Just Food and United Way of New York City have two goals: to pay farmers a fair price for high quality food and to increase the amount of farm fresh food in food pantries and soup kitchens. Just Food and United Way of NYC try to ensure that both goals are accomplished in setting the appropriate price farmers are paid for the produce.
Local Produce Link is a successful model with funding from the New York State Department of Health’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP). Successful Local Produce Link farms have a large enough capacity to supply 900 pounds of vegetables per week and are also available for interacting with the community of food pantries and soup kitchens.
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