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Corbin Hill Food Project Organizes Donation of 1,500+ Pumpkins for Children and Family Events Across Harlem and Bronx

Posted October 21, 2022

Corbin Hill Food Project Organizes Donation of 1,500+ Pumpkins for Children and Family Events Across Harlem and Bronx

Corbin Hill Food Project is organizing and sponsoring a donation of 1500+ pumpkins to community partners across Harlem and the Bronx sourced from Farmer David Haughton of Trinity Farms, one of 139 Black farmers out of 57,000 farmers in New York State. The pumpkins will be used for children's and family events for fall celebrations, including pumpkin carving and painting. 

The Halloween Pumpkin distribution will occur on October 27, 2022, all Day, starting at 9AM

Drop offs will be made to community partners across Harlem and the Bronx, in order:
  • Global Community Charter School (2350 5th Ave, New York, New York 10037),

  • Nicholas Cardell Daycare Center (84 Vermilyea Ave, New York, NY 10034), 

  • Castle Gardens (625 W 140th St, New York, NY 10031), 

  • Broadway Housing (583 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031), 

  • Brotherhood Sister Sol (512 W. 143rd Street, New York, NY 10031), 

  • Morrisania WIC Program (1225 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452), and

  • Mandela Community (1074 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456)

Corbin Hill Food Project’s Founder and President Dennis Derryck says, “Through our community relationships, we were able to quickly organize and aggregate orders to meet and exceed the minimum order to support Farmer David’s delivery of pumpkins. We’re excited to be able to both support Black farmers and celebrate Halloween with our community members. We hope this will become an annual event that grows year after year.”

Corbin Hill Food Project (corbinhill-foodproject.org) is a Black founded and led values-driven social enterprise with the mission of supplying fresh food to those who need it most and a long-term vision of food sovereignty and a wealth-building food system in communities of color. For a decade, the organization’s innovative strategy utilizes existing community assets and leverages health networks to bring farm fresh produce to underserved communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Corbin Hill Food Project distributed 4,000 boxes of food weekly over 20 weeks that translated into 540,000 fresh food boxes to NYC residents. Prior to the pandemic, Corbin Hill regularly distributed farm shares across 29 community sites in all 5 boroughs, with 66% of all farm shares distributed to households making less than 200 percent of the poverty level. 


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