Our Covid Response
With the most vulnerable people urged not to go out, even for groceries, many of our neighbors did not have a safe way to get food. In response, One Community organized a coalition of 34 partner organizations to distribute groceries. Each week over 80 volunteers brought food to seniors and other vulnerable people who live in public housing and other low-income housing.
The 209 households served on March 27, 2020 grew to 1,700. In August 2021 we converted to Fresh Pantries.
Major funding provided by New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, Robin Hood, Brooklyn for Life!, Curtis Cravens, MADDD Equities, the Society for Clinton Hill and other anonymous donors.