Every day, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) helps thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers by giving them the food and resources they need to survive. Since 1998 BSCAH has been using a community approach to caring and feeding hungry people in Bed-Stuy. Today, we strive to end hunger and poverty by distributing nutritional food and empowering families to live healthy, independent lives. What started as a traditional food pantry operating out of a church basement, has dynamically grown over the years into one of the city’s largest food pantries, touching the lives of people in over 150 low-income zip codes across New York City.
Food, health care, employment, clothing, and shelter are the basic needs of all people, and at BSCAH, we ensure no client is forced to live without them. We offer a continuum of wrap-around services that meet the unique needs of each individual with the goal of setting them free from reliance on New York’s social service safety net.
BSCAH impacts the lives of 30,000 people every month. We distribute 10,000 meals each day, provide more than 15,000 hours of nutrition education each year, directly grow more than 20,000 pounds of fresh produce on our Urban Farms, and change the lives of more than 1,000 students a year who use our farm for live lab learning. In the past three years, we have infused the local economy with more than $5,000,000 of SNAP dollars and income tax refunds. As the largest emergency feeding program in Brooklyn with mobile units that reach New York’s most remote communities in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, BSCAH will not stop until we end New York City’s hunger crisis and bring hope to all who need it.