Fresh Food Comes to the East Side

The Mobile Food Pantry that took place recently at Barnum & Waltersville schools was a "tremendous success."

A total of 100 people - all Bridgeport residents - walked away from the first ever pantry at a school site, with bags and bags of groceries.

Those in attendance were able to choose from carrots, romaine lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash, radishes, corn on the cob, tomatoes, milk, bread, a variety of juices, yogurt, cottage cheese, popcorn and much more.

The mobile farmers market is a joint effort between the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, the Connecticut Food Bank and Food Corps.

In a neighborhood that lacks access to healthy food, the delivery of healthy items was a much-needed resource for the community.

Three other markets are set for July 24, August 7 and August 21, all from about 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the schools, located at 495 Waterview Avenue.

For more information, please contact Michelle McCabe, Director of the Center for Food Equity & Economic Development at, or 203-334-1121.

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