NYPA collaborates on shipping container project to advance indoor farming and increase food production for needy Western New York families


For the first year, the specially outfitted 40-foot shipping container branded “Rooting for Our Neighbors” will be used to harvest kale that will be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens that rely on FeedMore WNY for nutritious food and support. Fresh kale, and kale dishes, also will be delivered directly to hungry community members served through its Mobile Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels programs. The initiative is part of NYPA’s Environmental Justice program, which offers educational programs about clean, renewable energy and sustainability, and provides resources to meet the needs of underrepresented communities located near NYPA’s power assets.

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