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Ralston Center Serves As Distribution Site For Good Food Bags 

Ralston’s Food & Company program partners with Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative to improve older Philadelphians’ access to fresh food

Philadelphia, Pa., May 1, 2017 – The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) and its high school Youth Empowerment Program students grow high quality, fresh produce in the farming spaces at Sayre and Robeson High Schools. This produce is available to local adults who become members of the AUNI’s Good Food Bag Community Supported Agriculture program.

“Ralston Center is a distribution site for Good Food Bag shares. You can pick up your weekly Good Food Bag of produce at Ralston Center on Wednesdays from June 7 to October 25, 2017 at 4pm,” said Jennifer Russell, Director of Programs at Ralston Center. “To make transporting your vegetables easier, we will give you a Ralston Center tote bag when you pick up your first share of the season.”

Becoming a member of the Good Food Bag Community Supported Agriculture Program means you are purchasing a 5 lb weekly bag of fresh, delicious, locally grown and chemical-free produce. You also become a farm partner, receive weekly seasonal recipes and are entitled to participate in workshops on food sovereignty and preparing healthy food. For more information this program go to or fill out an application and return it to Ralston Center.