Central Falls latest stop for Food on the Move bringing healthy items to low-income sites

Category: News | Posted on: December 20th, 2015

By Richard Salit, Providence Journal Staff Writer

CENTRAL FALLS — On a recent afternoon, Rose Lima never even had to leave her building to go grocery shopping.

Instead of having to trek to a supermarket, all Lima had to do was go down to the ground floor of her senior housing high-rise. Awaiting her in Forand Manor’s cafeteria was a pop-up market — a colorful cornucopia of fruits and vegetables spread out on a row of tables.

During the two hours it remained open, Lima grabbed a basket and filled it with tomatoes, avocados, yellow plantains, collard greens and more. At the checkout, clerk Reese Middler rang up her $25.48 purchase, which Lima was able to pay for with her EBT card from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — what used to be called food stamps.

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