Compare Foods Recgonition Ceremony Set for May 26

Bronx REACH CHAMPS, a coalition of partner organizations aiming to reduce obesity and improve the overall health and wellness of the community, is proud to announce another local store, Compare Foods on Cypress Avenue, has completed all seven steps of the Shop Healthy NYC program, and will receive a proclamation from the Bronx Borough President's Office.

Shop Healthy NYC works with communities – including residents, food retailers, and food suppliers and distributors – to increase access to healthy foods. Shop Healthy NYC’s main focus is on those neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and limited access to nutritious foods.

WHO: Representatives from Bronx REACH CHAMPS coalition partners Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. and NYC Health + Hospitals, Gotham Health-Segundo Ruiz Belvis, plus community partner organizations

WHAT: The owner of Compare Foods (250 Cypress Ave) will be presented with a proclamation from the Bronx Borough President's Office. Chef Geneva Wilson will be sauteing fresh vegetables for Quinoa; offering a demonstration on how to make a breakfast parfait; discussing the benefits of healthy options like infused water or fruit and vegetables; and offering instruction on reading food labels.

WHEN: Event begins Thursday, May 26 at 11:00am. Press check-in: 10:45am.

WHERE: 250 Cypress Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454
(138th Street & Cypress Avenue)

The proclamation will be presented right outside the store, while the food demonstrations will take place inside.

WHY: Supporting Compare Foods and other supermarkets, delis and bodegas that bring healthy options to the Bronx is important. Spreading the word (media, local residents) is invaluable  in letting Bronxites know where they can purchase healthy food.

Roger Newcomb
Public Relations Specialist
Bronx Community Health Network, Inc.
One Fordham Plaza, 11th Floor, Suite 1108
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 405.7720