FreshConnections

FreshConnections, a LifeBridge Community Services Enterprise, provides affordable, fresh fruit and vegetables in food desert areas where many of Bridgeport’s poorest people live and work.

The fresh produce is purchased in bulk, packaged into pre-ordered boxes and delivered twice a month to conveniently located distribution centers in low-income neighborhoods.

Participants will also receive comprehensive social services drawn from our extensive behavioral health, economic empowerment and social enterprise programs.

Our new enterprise and related activities will create over 40 new full-time jobs and 75% will be targeted for low-income individuals.

This enterprise helps address four of Bridgeport’s priority community health and economic development goals:

  1. to increase the availability of healthy and affordable fresh food for low-income residents
  2. to improve community health and wellness through better nutrition and healthy eating behaviors
  3. to improve food distribution channels throughout Bridgeport
  4. to generate growth and employment in the food sector

IT JUST GOT EASIER TO GET YOUR FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!

Choose Pre-Paid Boxes or the “Pop-Up” Stand

PRE-PAID BOXES

  • Delivered twice a month at each distribution site
  • Receive pre-selected fruits (3-4 types) and vegetables (3-4 types)
  • Produce varies depending on seasonal availability and pricing
  • $10 box (10-12 pounds of produce) serves 2-3 people
  • $20 box (20-25 pounds of produce) serves 4 or more people

 

POP-UP STANDS

  • Offered twice a month at each distribution site
  • Produce varies depending on seasonal availability and pricing
  • Buy as much or as little as you choose
  • Produce sold by the piece or by the pound

 

No income restrictions; anyone can order and/or purchase. We accept cash, credit or debit, and SNAP for payment. Bills larger than $20 are not accepted.

FRESHCONNECTIONS DELIVERS PRODUCE BOXES TWICE A MONTH TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Click here for printable FreshConnections informational flier.

FreshConnections will be adding additional delivery sites throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Susan Tabachnick, Director at 203-368-5523 stabachnick@LifeBridgeCT.org