Homefirst partners with Just Farmed to provide fresh produce

Homefirst is partnering with Just Farmed and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide farm fresh produce to the families they serve.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is sponsoring the drive, and in addition, is providing the canvas bags that includes healthy living literature for all the recipients. Horizon BCBS is New Jersey’s health solutions leader driving innovations that improve health care quality, affordability, and member experience in the markets we serve.

Just Farmed will distribute 40 bags of fresh fruit and vegetables to our clients each quarter with the first scheduled delivery for June 23rd.  Just Farmed, originated in 2013, is a seasonal, sustainably farmed, locally grown fresh farm box delivery company.   They own and operate Flipside Farm, a fully operating, organic, vegetable farm located in Bedminster, NJ, and work with 75 local farms to provide a wide variety of sustainably grown fruits and vegetables.

“Our families can look forward to enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables at least four times per year through this program,” states Karla Spivey, Executive Director, Homefirst, Inc.

Homefirst has a long history of working with children and families in crisis, parents unable to provide basic necessities for their children, or young moms starting a family without the benefits of having grown up with role models as parents.

Homefirst services help to support and strengthen the capacity for children and families to navigate difficult times and make positive choices.  The Homefirst Family Support and Success Center is designed to be a place for parents to find resources, training, and emergency or referral services that provide help when families most need it.  Homefirst staff serve as advocates for families and help connect them to other resources available to them.