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GreaterReading.org

Connecting Our
Community to
Fresh Foods
By Aaron Gantz, Executive Director of
Downtown Revitalization, GRCA

I

n 2013 a Food Assessment for
the City of Reading was conducted to determine the extent
of food access and insecurity. The
Assessment found that there are
fewer grocery store establishments
per 100,000 people than the rest of
the state and country. To address
access to healthy, fresh foods it is
critical to continue to strengthen
and promote the farmers' market
network in the City of Reading. As
the prevalence of diabetes, obesity,
and other diet-related illnesses rise,
particularly concentrated in low-income urban and rural communities,
improving the food environment can have a long-lasting impact on
community health.

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recipe that features seasonal fruits and vegetables that can be
purchased from various vendors at the Market.
The Penn Street Market is for everyone - the team
loves to bring people together on a weekly basis on
beautiful Penn Square (5th and Penn Streets) in the
heart of downtown Reading. Visit PennStMarket.
org to learn more about the Market, its partners
and its sponsors.

Enter the Penn Street Market, where local, healthy, and fresh
foods are important pillars of the downtown Reading Market. Every
Thursday starting on June 6th through September 5th from 10 AM
to 2 PM the community can come together to purchase fresh local
fruits, vegetables, meats, and other healthy goods.
A central feature of the Penn Street Market is the weekly SNAP
nutrition education programming and demonstrations developed
by The Food Trust of Philadelphia - Reading, PA team. The educational demonstrations are interactive and bi-lingual - offering
an opportunity for everyone to learn more about healthy food
choices and ingredients. All participants walk away with a weekly

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