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Adirondack Emergency Food Packages program shifts to paid model

Workers deliver emergency food packages to Adirodnack families in July. (Enterprise file photo)

Emergency Food Packages, put together by the Hub on the Hill and AdkAction early this year to help local families in need, are now for sale as Farm Fresh Packages.

For qualifying households, the packages cost $5 each.

The Hub on the Hill in Essex has launched its expanded online marketplace with a variety of products sourced from local farms, including Farm Fresh Packages. Home delivery is available.

The Farm Fresh Packages are compatible with SNAP benefits, Double-Up Food Bucks and AdkAction’s new Fair Food Pricing. SNAP consumers receive 65% of retail price, and Fair Food Pricing-eligible consumers receive 30% off.

“With local COVID cases on the rise, and the harsh weather pushing folks indoors, we have decided to further subsidize the cost of farm fresh packages in order to support the community through this challenging season. From now until Dec. 31, anyone who qualifies for either SNAP or Fair Food Pricing can purchase a local fresh food package for only $5,” said Brittany Christenson, executive director of AdkAction, which is based in Saranac Lake.

Farm Fresh Packages are available online at thehubonthehill.org and are also available for purchase over the phone for anyone who does not have internet access. Delivery routes are limited and clearly outlined at thehubonthehill.org. For assistance, call the Hub on the Hill directly at 518-241-9064.

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