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Our Work- June 2019

Farm to Families Open House


Join NKCDC and learn about our affordable produce program at our Open House! We are excited to move our distribution center to Orinoka Civic House, just a few steps away from the Somerset MFL Station.

Farm to Families Open House
Thursday, March 29, 4 - 7p.m.
Orinoka Civic House - 2771 Ruth St
Questions? Contact Tess at tkerins@nkcdc.org

Farm to Families is a partnership with St Christopher's Foundation for Children Farm that brings weekly produce boxes to our neighborhood at a reduced cost. Box contents vary on a weekly basis, depending on season and local availability, which is half the adventure! Our food comes straight from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, is all organic, and picked within 48 hours of reaching your table.

This event will feature cooking demonstrations, giveaway items, free food, and $5 vouchers to the first 50 registrants. The first 10 attendees will receive a free box of fruits and veggies to take home. Come try the produce and order a box for pick-up the next week! Learn more.

9 Business Owners to Transform Kensington Ave


Earlier this year, Shift Capital, Impact Services and NKCDC invited you to reimagine Kensington Avenue.

Through the Challenge, Shift Capital, a social impact real estate firm, offered to provide funding and free rent to place business concepts in their unused commercial spaces on Kensington Avenue. NKCDC and Impact Services helped applicants with business plans, financial plans, licensing and permitting, zoning, referrals for financing and other business needs.

This week, nine business owners were announced as the winners of the challenge. They will receive technical and financial assistance, and up to a year of free rent.

Congratulations to all of the winners, including a Vietnamese coffee roaster, a Philadelphia Pretzel Factory franchise, 24 hour daycare facility, recording studio, Soul Food restaurant, glass blowing studio, Italian restaurant and two bakeries!

New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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