CSA’s fresh fruits and vegetables mean healthier meals for local family

September 6, 2022

Rosie, not her real name, says she is delighted by the fresh vegetables and fruit packed into her weekly Community Supported Agriculture produce box. Most of the produce is grown right on the Food Bank’s own farm in Newark!

Life for this Middletown resident has been a struggle since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She works in customer service – a hybrid situation that include some work-from-home option. Often her paycheck doesn’t cover all the necessities.

When she needs supplemental food, Rosie says she is able to pick up food through one of the Food Bank’s mass distribution mobile pantries. The CSA box is so helpful, she notes, particularly for her two college-age children.

‘It means we’re able to get fresh, local vegetables. They really help pull things [meals] together,” Rosie said. “My son eats healthier now. He plays football.”

Rosie even mails some of the fresh fruit to her daughter who’s attending college out of state.

“I don’t have a car, so now I can get home delivery. I’m so glad this program started; I really enjoy it,” Rosie added.

To learn more about food distribution programs at the Food Bank of Delaware, including home delivery, click here.

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