2020 has presented us with unique challenges, especially with the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every month we feed around 8,000 South Bronx community members, many of whom have endured serious socio-economic disparities. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for food and other services in our community. We work tirelessly to provide not just food, but other social services to over 25,000 households/families every month.
As we look forward to 2021, we are filled with hope that our first ever fundraising campaign will continue to meet the needs of our South Bronx community.
We hope you might consider donating or sharing our online fundraiser with your network to help us reach our goal of $350,000. Your donations will help us do things like:
- Purchase, transport, and distribute food to locals on a weekly basis
- Advocate to ensure that families, especially those with children, will not go to sleep hungry or become homeless
- Offer volunteer stipends to those who volunteer at our weekly Saturday food distribution
- Pay for monthly utilities (refrigerator and electricity costs, phone, internet, etc.)
- Pay Social Services Support Staff
- Purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Initiate other projects which help address socioeconomic disparities in our community (see below).
Where Your Funds Go
$10 = 10 Meals
$100 = 100 Meals
$500 = 500 Meals
$1,000 = Electricity Bill for One Month (refrigerator costs, lights, etc.)
$5,000 = 5,000 Meals
$15,000 = Volunteer Stipends for One Year (volunteers provide physical labor to help organize and distribute food every Saturday to hundreds of people)
$25,000 = Purchase of a Truck to Help Pick Up and Transport Food
$25,000 = Awareness & Advocacy toward building media/communication/educational tools and information on healthy eating, living & wellness within the community.
$50,000 = One Year Salary for Supportive Services Staff/Social Worker
Thank you, again, for all you have done and will continue to do to help support our local community. Together, we can help transform the South Bronx.
Rev. John & Rev. Felicia Udo-Okon