Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market Comes through for Neighbor to Neighbor

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 10.24.45 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 10.24.38 PM The Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market has joined forces with Neighbor to Neighbor to ease hunger in Greenwich.

Farmers and vendors at the local farmer’s market are providing fresh produce at the end of the market each Wednesday to the Greenwich food pantry. Corn, squash, peaches and lettuce were just some of the produce provided.

Neighbor to Neighbor is Greenwich’s only food pantry, serving over 1,000 residents each month, half of whom are children. Last year they provided over 300,000 meals and 17,000 bags of clothing free to clients who are referred through social service agencies, houses of worship and schools.

Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin expressed her gratitude to the Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market and their donating farmers.

“Fresh produce is out of reach for most of our clients,” Coughlin said. “These Greenwich residents are struggling financially and to have access to locally-grown, healthy produce through this collaboration between the Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market vendors and our food pantry is a wonderful gift. We are truly grateful to these vendors who see the value in connecting healthy food to people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.”