5 Local Sources For Healthy Food

Posted: March 13, 2013

1 The Food Trust

The Philadelphia group's mission is to make healthy, affordable food available to everyone. They work with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers. For more information check out thefoodtrust.org or call 215-575-0444.

2Fair Food Stand

Stop by the Reading Terminal Market (51 N. 12th St., 215-922-2317, readingterminalmarket.org) to sample locally produced fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats and other goodies. The stand accepts SNAP benefits and often offers double-dollar days.

3Iovine Brothers Produce

While you're at Reading Terminal Market, check out this produce juggernaut, offering some of the best produce at affordable prices. SNAP benefits are welcome, and they have frequent specials, too.

4Philabundance

Provides a variety of services, including food cupboards, shelters, day care, senior centers and more. The Food Help Line connects those with food emergencies to the nearest aid. Call 800-319-3663; bilingual staff answers 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. More at philabundance.org.

5Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Helps people find food-assistance programs, provides nutrition education and works with policymakers on hunger issues. More at hungercoalition.org.

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