Monthly Update: October 2020
750,000+ meals served
As we have just completed our sixth month of operations, we continue helping the underserved and working alongside community based and non-profit organizations to fulfill the community’s needs. Food insecurity existed before the Covid-19 pandemic and the need continues to grow during these unprecedented times.
Volunteers helping with food distribution at the Fort Schyler Presbyterian Church, in the Bronx.
We are supplying produce to the South Bronx area via Mott Haven Fridge, Summer Youth Brigade Fridge and Hunts Point Fridge.
We are collaborating with 1Freedom, providing fresh produce for the current cooking series “Freedom Cooking with Youth”, where young individuals will learn basic cooking techniques while honoring their own cuisine and reimagining our food systems.
"RAP4Bronx has been a wonderful partner in our quest to serve families throughout the Bronx with consistent meals during the time of the pandemic. COVID 19 hit the Bronx the hardest and families were left scrambling for food, since the meals provided from school lunches were not sufficient to sustain families. In the wake of the pandemic, we started a driving program that served over 150 homebound/ quarantined families weekly, and by early July this increased to serving over 400 families with pick up pantry twice a week. In order to sustain the need, and support the increased need, RAP4Bronx has been a tremendous supporter of approximately 1000 to 1500 meals weekly, and countless pounds of dry goods, fruits and vegetables, to sustain our families. The deliveries are timely, our partners are always responsive and the systems in place are consistent and flawless. When we expanded to service additional locations on Blackrock Avenue and at the United Methodist Church in Westchester Square due to need, RAP4Bronx took the lead and helped us to service the needs in these communities in the Bronx as well. The team that I work with, named Throggs Neck Community Alliance, and in partnership with Community Board 10, thanks Shana and the entire team from RAP4Bronx for their professionalism, wonderful service and for being our backbone in our mutual mission to eradicate hunger in the Bronx. We look ahead to the future for even greater things!"
Throggs Neck community organizer & Bronx parent advocate