An all-around better experience for our patrons.
The new location will improve . . .
- ACCESS—decoupling the program from Groundworks Drop-In Center will help increase access to all who are experiencing any level of food insecurity in our community. The goal is to create a warm, welcoming space to ensure that everyone who needs food feels at ease shopping at Foodworks. All items will remain free of charge, thanks to the generous support of community members like you!
- HOURS—expanded hours (see the graphic below) include some weekend and evening hours and will improve access for our neighbors who work daytime hours on weekdays.
- PARKING—our parking lot will include 7 dedicated parking spaces including one handicapped spot. This is a huge improvement over the chaotic parking situation at 60 South Main.
“The new space allows us to do so much more with the program,” says Foodworks Coordinator Christine Colascione, who has designed a small sampling station where patrons and volunteers can try out different vegetables, etc. and get ideas for meals made from items available at Foodworks. “A new waiting area with books and recipes has made the space feel warm and welcoming. We’re excited to find more ways to make Foodworks an inclusive, educational, and community-building space!”
Foodworks staff encourage the community to come and check out the new space, which aims to feel more like shopping a neighborhood grocery store. Patrons of Foodworks may fully "shop" the space once each month and are encouraged to come back weekly for additional produce and bread as needed.