The non-profit, FoodCaresBOSTON, aims to provide fresh, healthy food to disadvantaged families in the Boston area. Through their program, donated fresh food is distributed to families weekly. After opening in 2016, the program has already distributed 154,380 pounds of fresh food. At the market, they’re publicizing another part of their program, called The GoodBOX. Like a food subscription service you might have sent to your house, customers can pay to have a GoodBOX delivered to their homes. For every box bought, a box is donated to a family in need. Thanks to storage techniques and greenhouses, this locally sourced produce – root vegetables for winter – thrive.
“This is a systemic issue not just a localized issue. It starts with policy, it starts with pricing, it starts with sourcing more local as opposed to cross-country supply chains. There’s layers of issues” – Raheem Baraka, FoodCaresBOSTON