Accessibility to fresh produce has been limited for underprivileged families in Houston during the COVID-19 pandemic, and North Side Banana has stepped in to help fill that gap while working with Houston nonprofits and community groups.
North Side Banana, a wholesale produce business and vendor at the Houston Farmers Market, 2520 Airline Dr., through its consumer business division HTX Fresh, created a produce box of fruits and vegetables through its consumer business division HTX Fresh. The boxes include locally grown and organic selections that can feed a family of four for up to two weeks.
“Now more than ever, underprivileged families do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” Liz Moser of North Side Banana said in a news release. “Nutrient-rich foods are so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are thrilled to be a resource for local nonprofits and community organizations aiding those in need.”
One of the nonprofits North Side Banana partnered with to get the produce boxes to those in need was Olive Branch Muslim Family Services, the North American Humanitarian Aid & Relief and the Multi-Cultural Center to distribute more than 3,450 pounds of fruits and vegetables to 150 families in need on May 9.
Olive Branch also distributed 2,300 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 100 families in need in Houston’s Fifth Ward.
North Side Banana continues to offer the produce boxes to community groups, with a minimum of 25 boxes per order, from its headquarters at Heights farmers market.