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Phillies Bridge Farm Project Awarded $2,500 Grant

Posted September 16, 2019


Phillies Bridge Farm Project has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation for their Farm to Families Program. This program provides fresh produce to those in need in our region. Committed to food justice, Phillies Bridge is a local community-supported agriculture farm specializing in sustainably grown fruits and vegetables.

“Food insecurity is one of our most pressing problems. Phillies Bridge is unique in being able to provide not just the food necessary for low-income people to survive, but to offer access to fresh, healthy, nutritious food that enables people to thrive,” said Brian Obach, Co-President, Phillies Bridge Farm Project. “We greatly appreciate the support of the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation to help us help others,” he added.

Each year the farm donates a substantial portion of their harvest to people experiencing food insecurity. They also provide a variety of nutrition education programs for children and adults from low-income communities and support health and nutrition counseling through partner organizations. Their goal is to double the amount of fresh produce donated as well as the people aided by this program.

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation was formed in 2003 to assist the local community in areas of housing, education, and human services.

For more information about the Phillies Bridge Farm Project, please visit them online at philliesbridge.org.

Photo Caption: Phillies Bridge Farm Project receives a $2,500 check from Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Pictured (from left to right): Brian Obach, Co-President, Phillies Bridge Farm Project; Terrance Ward, Treasurer, Phillies Bridge Farm Project; Myriam Bouchard, Administrative Coordinator, Phillies Bridge Farm Project; and Rocco Pucino III, AVP/New Paltz Branch Manager, Ulster Savings Bank.

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