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Suffolk County Holds “Kick-Off Event” for Healthy Corner Store Project

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 5/16/2017 | Views: 1441


Promotes discounted and free foods at Southampton market


Suffolk County officials will join representatives from Island Harvest, Sustainable Long Island, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for a  “kick off “ event for Suffolk County’s Healthy Corner Store Project, a project which encourages local businesses to distribute and promote fresh, healthful foods to residents who live in communities that lack access to affordable options.


The event will feature discounts on 1 percent and skim milk, new outdoor signage promoting healthy food choices, samples of healthy foods and other giveaways.



Who:               Gregson Pigott, MD, Director, Suffolk County DOHS  Office of Minority Health

                         Allison Puglia, Vice President for Programs & Agency Relations of Island Harvest

                         Zahrine Bajwa, Regional Project Director Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County

                         Erika Hill, Director of Programs of Sustainable Long Island

                         The Suffolk County Food Policy Council



When:             Friday, May 19, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Where:           La Tiendita Latina,  262 Hampton Rd., Southampton





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