Fresh Connect Bucks County
Fresh Connect is a Free Mobile Farm Market that provides fresh produce to low income families and seniors at three locations throughout Bucks County each week. The program is a collaboration of United Way of Bucks County, Bucks County Opportunity Council, St. Mary Medical Center, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, and Philabundance. United Way of Bucks County funds Fresh Connect and donations to support the market should be made through UW Bucks.
Fresh Connect Hours of Operation: Until further notice, due to COVID-19, Fresh Connect hours will be as follows, or until the food runs out:
Tuesdays in Warminster: 11 AM – 1 PM
Thursdays in Ottsville: 10 AM – 12 PM
Fridays in Bristol: 11 AM – 1 PM
Fresh Connect is now a drive-through operation. Please be sure that your trunks are completely clear and free of materials so that staff can place the food in easily!
Beginning Tuesday, September 1st all Fresh Connect attendees must become registered Fresh Connect clients. Pre-registration is required. Limit one (1) registration per household.
Learn more about Fresh Connect below or click here.
is a free farmer’s market that brings fresh, healthy food to our hungry neighbors in Bucks County. It returns to the same location on the same day at the same time each week, providing reliable and needed food to the 57,000 Bucks County residents facing hunger, 32% of whom are children.
Fresh Connects helps people from Bucks County who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity. This includes low-income seniors on fixed incomes, families working minimum wage jobs that still can’t make ends meet, and those who are homeless. In 2018:
- 1521 unique households have received fresh produce.
- 4587 individuals were helped
- Over 255,000 lbs of produce has been distributed
Of those who received help:
- 1520 Were children
- 2203 Were adults
- 897 Were seniors
Fresh Connect is making a big impact! People who visit Fresh Connect:
- Are cooking at home more
- Are making healthier food choices
- have improved health and are feeling better
Hover over the images below to read the stories of some local families who were helped by Fresh Connect: [ichcpt id="10448"]
HOW CAN I RECEIVE PRODUCE?
Any resident of Bucks County who is food insecure can participate. Registration is on site and no appointment is necessary. Only one person per income eligible household can participate and eligible families must earn 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). No ID or verification is needed and participation does not affect your government benefits. Please bring your own bags. For non-Bucks County residents, click here
for a list of locations in the Delaware Valley where you can participate.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER POLICY?
Fresh Connect operates every week, rain or shine, except during severe weather. This includes actual temperatures below 32 degrees or feels like temperatures below 32 degrees, heat advisories or excessive heat warnings, heavy rain or snow, and thunder and lightning storms. It is our obligation to make the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff our top priority. Closure announcements will be posted on the BCOC website, social media, and on the Fresh Connect phone line no later than 7 AM of the day of the distribution which is being cancelled. Please visit www.bcoc.org or call 215.345.8175 for Fresh Connect up to date closure information.
WHERE IS FRESH CONNECT?
Every Tuesday in Warminster:
12 PM - 1PM Every Tuesday
Warminster Community Park, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974
Every Thursday in Ottsville:
11 AM - 12PM Every Thursday
Intersection of 611 & 412 (Previously Thompson Auto), Ottsville, PA 18942
Every Friday in Bristol:
12 PM - 1PM Every Friday Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College, 1304 Veteran's Highway, Bristol, PA 19007 CLICK HERE to view the Fresh Connect Flyer
DONATE Make a donation using the form below.
Volunteering at Fresh Connect is a rewarding experience. Each week volunteers help set up the market and distribute produce directly to those in need. 10-15 volunteers are needed at each market and contribute about two hours of time. Both individual volunteers and corporate groups can participate. Individual volunteers can sign up by clicking the links below:
To volunteer in Bristol (Fridays) click HERE To volunteer in Ottsville (Thursdays) click HERE To volunteer in Warminster (Tuesdays) click HERE
If you would like to schedule a large group to volunteer at Fresh Connect, please contact Tim Philpot. You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215.949.1660 ext 104.
Fresh Connect is a collaborative effort between: