Sign In Forgot Password

Food Justice

This week's Mitzvah is all about food justice.  The pandemic exposed some hardcore truths about inequities in our country, especially the lack of access to fresh food for so many people.  It is an outrage that so many Americans struggle with food insecurity every day.  We must work together and do what we can to make a difference.

First, we need to do what we can to provide food for those who need it. Here's one resource:

The community-fridge model has taken hold across New York City. Volunteers put groceries in the fridge and people pick up food from the fridge. In our neighborhood, there is a fridge outside The Last Stop at 5977 Broadway, right next to the 242nd Street subway station. The fridges are maintained by different people/organizations. If you want to read more about community fridges, go to https://ny.curbed.com/2020/5/29/21274491/community-fridges-nyc-brooklyn-covid-19.

Second, we need to spread the word about these resources so that people in need know where to go. There are some more specialized initiatives than others:

KCI Community Food provides fresh kosher food delivery to anyone in the community. The Met Council has helped the community get these food resources to help. Please call (646) 647-1380 or email kcifoodpantry@gmail.com. All requests are confidential, and all food is delivered to your door.

Thu, July 9 2020 17 Tammuz 5780