Boston Globe feature on our school-based food access work!


Alanna Mallon hands out onions at the K-Lo Market. PHOTO: Dina Rudick, Globe Staff

This feature in today’s Boston Globe covers our Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, our three in-school free “markets”, our Take Home Tuesdays initiative, and our brand-new Family Meals program. Check it out:

CAMBRIDGE — An hour after dismissal, a line of parents and their exuberant children has already formed outside the large activity room in the Kennedy-Longfellow School, waiting for the monthly K-Lo Market to open.

FullSizeRenderBeautiful bunches of kale, glorious mounds of violet eggplant, piles of potatoes, baskets of bright green beans, and staples such as eggs, cereal, and canned tuna are arranged on tables as attractively as at any urban winter market.

Instead of chatting with growers, though, customers here interact with their children’s teachers, principal, and community volunteers.

And they pay nothing for the bags of food they bring home. ►Read the rest.◄

We are very excited to be expanding our school-based programs this year. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter if you want the details as we roll out new programs and expand existing ones!

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