The ReFresh Project

The ReFresh Project is an innovative fresh food hub located on North Broad Street at Bienville Avenue in New Orleans.

The ReFresh Project is an innovative fresh food hub located on North Broad Street at Bienville Avenue in New Orleans.

The ReFresh Project's on-site tenant partners include Whole Foods Market, Liberty’s Kitchen culinary work readiness and leadership program for at-risk youth, The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, FirstLine Schools' central offices, Boystown center for children and families, the offices of Broad Community Connections and Crescent City Community Land Trust, and an on-site teaching farm in partnership with SPROUT NOLA, Harambee Gardens of New Orleans, and Faubourg Farms. The project and its partners will provide healthy and affordable food to the Broad Street neighborhoods, coupled with community engaged programming, education and training designed to promote the health and wellness of the surrounding communities. The ReFresh Project will further serve as an anchor for workforce and economic development along the Broad Street corridor.

The ReFresh NOLA Coalition was developed to strengthen the collaborative nature of the project, and constitutes one of The ReFresh Project's most innovative aspects. The collaborative group of health-, wellness-, and food access-focused organizations provides space for project and community partners to develop and manage the ReFresh Project's health and community programming, use data to monitor and evaluate the project and manage its impact, and share lessons learned and best practices. Community-centered programming includes health and wellness education, training and activities focused on gardening, nutrition, cooking, active living, and economic well-being. Community partners in this collaborative effort include Second Harvest, Share Our Strength, Edible Schoolyard NOLA, Friends of Lafitte Corridor, Grow Dat Youth Farm, Latino Farmers Co-op, Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans No Kid Hungry, NEWCITY Neighborhood Partnership, Providence Community Housing, Ruth U. Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center, the Brinton Family Health & Healing Center, Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, and Tulane Prevention Research Center. The ReFresh NOLA Coalition is a growing partnership, and we welcome additional participants!

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