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Hunts Point Produce Market to host 4th Annual ‘Hunts Point Gives Back’ Community Event

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The merchants at the Hunts Point Produce Market will once again come together to host the Annual ‘Hunts Point Gives Back’ to Hunts Point, a community event.

The event will take place Saturday, November 17 at 1230 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474 and provide members of the Hunts Point community with fresh, healthy, seasonal produce in advance of Thanksgiving.

Working closely with the Community Affairs Unit at the NYPD’s 41st Precinct, area elected officials as well as the Hunts Point Produce Market’s ‘Next Generation Committee,’ 2,000 bags containing more than 25,000 pounds of fresh produce will be assembled and distributed to members of the surrounding community.

Individual bags will be filled with fresh produce including: baking potatoes, acorn squash, butternut squash, carrots, ginger, chayote squash, cranberries, garlic, yams, rutabagas, Macintosh apples and oranges.

In addition, each bag will contain helpful, easy recipes.

Event Details:

What: 4rd Annual “Hunts Point Gives Back” Event – 2500 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables donated to the local community

Who: The merchants and staff from the Hunts Point Produce Market, community leaders, members of the NYPD 41st Precinct

When: Saturday, November 17th Noon – 3PM (as long as supplies last)

Where: Julio Carballo Little League Basketball Court - 1230 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx

Contact: Mike Loughran at michael_loughran@dkcnews.com, (212) 981-5258 or (718) 916-8637

About the Hunts Point Produce Market

Located in Hunts Point region of Bronx, NY, the Hunts Point Produce Market is the largest wholesale produce market in the world, sitting on 113 acres of property comprising of 1 million square feet of interior space. We offer an amazingly diverse selection of fruits and vegetables from around the globe. Our produce is delivered fresh daily via plane, boat, and tractor trailer from 49 states and 55 countries. Through the years, we at Hunts Point Produce Market maintain the traditions of our predecessors. We uphold traditions of excellence, quality, hard work and family. Some of the Market’s business proprietors are second, third and fourth generation business people whose roots trace back to Washington Market. The market operates as a cooperative with an elected board of directors.

Open five days a week, 24 hours a day, Hunts Point Produce Market proudly provides the freshest produce to New York City’s, bodegas, upscale restaurants, restaurant suppliers, and secondary wholesalers just to name a few. We cater to the largest ethnically diverse region in the world with an estimated population of 22 million. Our clientele is as varied and vibrant as our produce. As a member of the great city of New York, we feel it is our responsibility and honor to give back to our community. At the end of each day, we donate our remaining food to community organizations including City Harvest and the Food Bank for Westchester.

Updated 2:34 pm, November 8, 2018
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