The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger is the largest emergency feeding program in New York City, providing the basic staples of a well-balanced diet to more than 12,000 unduplicated, low-income individuals a month from over 170 zip codes throughout the city. In 2013, BSCAH provided enough food to make over 2.9 million meals and have provided over 18,000 community residents with health education. Rather than handing out pre-packaged grocery items, BSCAH allows its clients to select fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and other staple items according to their preferences - much as they would in a supermarket. Because of this set-up, many children don’t know they are at a pantry.
If you want to connect with the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, you can find them online here:
Our farm is also home to a sliding scale farmer’s market and community education classes and workshops. We offer resume assistance, linkages and referrals to other community based organizations, job placement assistance, provisions of (new) clothing and household items and during the tax season we prepare and file income taxes for poor and working class families at no cost. This tax season we processed over one million dollars of refunds for our neighbors.