Open Collective
Open Collective
Food Distribution Project Update 2021
Published on June 8, 2021 by Kat Fer

Hi Everyone!! We want to first thank you all for your generous donations this past year. We recognize that this has been a very difficult time for many of you, so it means a lot to have the support of more than 1800 contributors.

We'd like to share an update to our Thursday food distribution project. Since our bulk food distribution project started in May of 2020, we've been distributing 200-300 sets of groceries every week. These groceries have been distributed firstly to neighbors with critical need within our network, and then in the order in which calls for food assistance are received. However, we receive hundreds of calls weekly and unfortunately aren't able to get back to many of these neighbors in a timely fashion.

After many months of discussions with other mutual aid groups, the neighbors we serve, and our food distribution volunteers, we have decided to transition to a model in which we serve a set list of especially vulnerable neighbors on a recurring weekly basis. 

This new process will allow us to better serve the needs of this set of households by providing them with reliable access to food on a weekly basis, as long as it is needed. We will also work to provide these households with more meaningful assistance outside of groceries. 

Our team of volunteer callers will continue connecting Bushwick households with essential goods, basic furniture, and referral services. If we receive surplus funds, we will work to connect households requesting food assistance with groceries by appointment.

Please feel free to reach out to us for any questions at bush[email protected] or on Instagram at @bushwickayudamutua 

Courtney Cozee

Posted on November 16, 2021

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