In March 2020, AdkAction partnered with the Hub on the Hill to launch our Emergency Food Packages (EFP) project to assist local families facing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis. The project succeeded in delivering thousands of healthy food packages to people in need while also supporting hard working farmers across the region.
We are working to ensure that families identified during the EFP project, and many more like them, continue to have access to locally-grown ingredients and nutritious meals delivered to their doorsteps long into the future, and that the new sales channel opened up by the project for area farmers continues to grow. In October, our COVID-19 relief project officially transitioned into a two-pronged pilot program for a more lasting solution: Farm Fresh Packages by the Hub on the Hill, and Fair Food Pricing by AdkAction.
The general public can now buy a farm fresh package (an evolved version of the EFP) along with other locally-produced food directly from the Hub on the Hill’s farm store in Essex, NY, or order for home delivery from the Hub’s Mobile Market. SNAP recipients can now use their EBT card and incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks to pay for the packages, which are filled with a selection of farm fresh food.