Fresh Food Heroes Rescue Ribicoff

The collard greens disappeared years ago. Now a team of “heroes” is heading to a West Rock elderly complex to bring them back—by revamping a garden and delivering freshly harvested fruits and vegetables to seniors’ doors.

Students at Common Ground High School, an environmental-themed magnet school in West Rock, outlined that mission in a presentation at the school this week. The eight high school seniors spent the last two-thirds of their school year studying food insecurity.

They came up with a student-run business called Fresh Food Heroes that aims to bring fresh food to soup kitchens and to their neighbors just down the street at the Abraham Ribicoff Cottages, a 100-unit senior citizen public-housing complex tucked away behind the fast-rising Brookside development.

Read more in the New Haven Independent.


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