Brooklyn nonprofit honors firefighters with fresh produce

One Brooklyn nonprofit is honoring firefighters on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by giving them fresh produce.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2021, 10:30 PM

Updated 951 days ago

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One Brooklyn nonprofit is honoring firefighters on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by giving them fresh produce.
Carrots, cauliflower, beets - this is all an initiative to deliver fresh food to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and today they're honoring firefighters.
A nonprofit was founded in 2010 to reduce diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity in underserved areas like East New York. It has since developed into a weekly market in low income neighborhoods.
Founder of Seeds In The Middle, Nancie Katz, is hand delivering the fresh produce to some Brooklyn fire houses that lost members on Sept. 11, 2001.
"We're going down to two fire houses in Red Hook, and another fire house in Brooklyn Heights who lost 20 firefighters on 9/11 years ago," Katz says.
The idea is just to give them a boost, and a lot of families come just to show firefighters we remember.
Seeds In The Middle's goal is to combat food insecurity.


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