Food pantry celebrates 2 years of supplying fresh produce to Fort Greene

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FORT GREENE -

The Myrtle Avenue Partnership and City Harvest are celebrating their second anniversary of supplying fresh produce to residents of the Farragut, Whitman and Ingersoll Houses.

Many of the people who live in the Farragut Houses say it is not easy to get fresh produce where they live.

They say many have dealt with health issues for years due to their lack of fresh produce and healthy food. They say the pantry has helped them learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. It's also greatly needed since many are living paycheck to paycheck.

"We started out with 8,000 pounds to 11,000 up to 15,000 so over the past two years we distributed over 250,000 of fruits and vegetables," says Shaquana Boykin, of the Myrtle Avenue Partnership.

The pantry is available on the third Saturday of every month.

In November, people will be able to also get a turkey at the pantry for their Thanksgiving dinner.

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