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Mayor kicks off Bronx Week at food distribution markets

Photo courtesy of City Hall.

The mayor spoke at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market on Food Center Drive to kick off the second installment of the City Hall in Your Borough.

Food

Produce Market hosts annual food giveaway

Young people return from the Food Giveaway with bags of food.

“You want me to be honest? This here is good food,” said Monti Harris, 22. He expressed his disdain for the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood. “I’m tired of buying sandwiches and Chinese food. I want some soul food.”

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.

Food

Resident chef makes The Point a destination for home cooking

Kelston Bascom.

The catering business started with Bascom investing $30,000 of his life savings. He said it expanded from there after “people ate my food and said, ‘we gotta use this guy more often.’”

Environment / Food

Food distribution markets have few local fans

Trucks near the Hunts Point food distribution markets.

While some in the community say that there are economic benefits to having the food distribution markets as neighbors, others say they are a burden, not a blessing.

Food

Break-ins decimate Longwood garden

Volunteers help Libertad Community Garden recover after it was decimated by a thief.

A popular Longwood community garden is clawing its way back after it was broken into on three consecutive days in early August, and most of its tools and produce stolen.

Business / Food

Online food biz sets up shop in Hunts Point

Marley Spoon, a meal delivery company, has opened a new warehouse on Manida Street.

Marley Spoon, an e-commerce meal-kit business — a burgeoning trend in the food industry – has taken a lease on a 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Manida Street.

Food

Healthy food remains scarce in local stores

Healthy food remains scarce in local stores

Despite the Hunts Point Distribution Market’s command over the peninsula and the entire New York City restaurant scene, its reach doesn’t extend far into the part of town it calls home, where many residents struggle to afford or even find fresh, healthy food.

Food / Video

Thanksgiving celebration with The Prodigal Center

A young volunteer provides table service to one of over 800 at a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by The Prodigal Center at The Point.

Over 800 people attended a Thanksgiving celebration filled with food, music, and clothing at The Point.