Freshplace is a fresh food pantry serving the Upper Albany and Asylum Hill neighborhoods in Hartford. At typical food pantries, people receive a bag of food that may or may not meet their family’s needs. At Freshplace, patrons choose foods to meet the health and cultural needs of their families. Patrons also learn how to prepare the fresh vegetables they select. Freshplace is a collaborative project among Chrysalis Center, the Junior League of Hartford and Foodshare.

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Provides fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and staple items to low-income families

  • Links patrons to community support services for job training and education, employment, health and mental health treatment, legal assistance and more
  • Conducts research, through the University of Connecticut, to evaluate the effectiveness of the project
  • Project partners are committed to sharing research results of this innovative model that addresses the root causes of people’s need for hunger relief.  We hope that the Freshplace model will be replicated in other low-income communities.