Residents of Washington Heights celebrated the opening of a new source of fresh food on Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Prince Hall Mobile Market, which will bring produce to nearly 300 families twice a month.

City Harvest officials say the first market at the Dyckman Houses is one of their fastest-growing.  

They say a second market in the community will help combat what they say are high levels of food insecurity.  

"We need to raise wages, ensure there's an adequate safety net, but when that's not enough, programs like the mobile market that City Harvest is running are absolutely vital to feeding hungry New Yorkers," said Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

"You can see that the lines go around the block, so clearly it's very necessary, very welcome in the community," said Laurie M. Tisch, president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

There are nine other City Harvest mobile markets around the city.