1. La Canasta provides fresh fruits and vegetables after the New York growing season.
2. The price is right. At only $15 the cost of the bags are usually half the price of purchasing the food at a grocery store.
3. Because food is the fuel that our bodies need to be healthy, access to food should be a right that is ensured without the pressure of profit making.
In theBronx the vast majority of "food" is low-cost, highly processed calories that contribute to the unacceptably high rates of diabetes and obesity. Businesses make money off of making people sick. La Canasta is a social business that puts the common good (not profiteering) at the center of food access. If the people of the Bronx work together we can assure access and we can change the negative health outcomes that are hurting our children and families. #not62