Holiday Food and Essentials Fund

Help us spread love and joy this Holiday Season!

This Holiday Season, help us spread love and joy in Caribbean communities in Richmond Hill, Queens, Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Soundview, in The Bronx. 

Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 by December 31, 2O21! 

The Caribbean Equality Project, The Campaign Against Hunger, South Queens Women's March, and New York Communities for Change- Flatbush Chapter, and the United Madrassi Association are collaborating to host a Holiday Food and Essentials Distribution series for December. Many of our diverse documented and undocumented Caribbean (Indo and Afro-Caribbean), South Asian, and Latinx families -including LGBTQ+ immigrants and asylum seekers- are still experiencing unprecedented food insecurity right now, due to the financial crisis caused by COVID-19 in New York City. 

Since 2020, our partnership with The Campaign Against Hunger has allowed us to collectively feed over 42,000 people, many of whom are low-income and working-class Caribbean immigrants and LGBTQ+ people, including undocumented families. To date, we have hosted 21 hyper-local pop-up pantries in Queens and Brooklyn, serving an average of 400 families by providing an invaluable community space to access culturally-responsive nutritious food, COVID-19 testing and vaccine resources, sexual health and period products, and life-saving information for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.

We need your help to sustain our critical hyper-local food justice work! Caribbean-centric neighborhoods across New York City- many of which are still disproportionately impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic & its economic crises- would greatly benefit from your generosity this holiday season.

Our 2021 Holiday Food and Essentials Distribution series will serve over 1000+ families, an average of 350 families per borough, a total of over 5000 people.

What Your Gift Will Accomplish

With your support, we will continue to combat food insecurity in Queens, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. As the saying goes: many hands make the work light. Together, we will spread love and joy to our most impacted Caribbean communities this Holiday Season. 
  • Your gift of $25 supports Holiday Hygiene Care Packages for one family (350+ families per pantry, per borough).
  • Your gift of $50 purchases Holiday gift cards for undocumented Caribbean LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.
  • Your gift of $100 purchases gas for Uhaul rentals per food distribution location (3 total). 
  • Your gift of $125 covers the stipend for one unemployed or undocumented volunteer (10 total per pantry).
  • Your gift of $150 purchases a Holiday gift card for an undocumented Caribbean LGBTQ+ asylum seeker (25 total).
  • Your gift of $200 covers the costs of Uhaul rentals to transport our distribution items for each pantry (3 total).
  • Your gift of $250 covers relief payments for impacted Caribbean LGBTQ+ immigrants and Caribbean families.
  • Your gift of $350 sponsors supplies for each pantry (e.g., gloves, produce bags, grocery bags, etc.). 
  • Your gift of $500 sponsors Holiday culturally-responsive food items. 

Check out our 2020 Holiday Food Justice Impact!

Check out our 2020 Holiday Food Justice Impact

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Recent Activity

Name Anonymous
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $90.00
Date 12/24/22
Message As a Christmas gift to our family
Name Wazir Hasain
Activity Type Donation
Amount $50.00
Date 12/21/21
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Name Anonymous
Activity Type Donation
Amount $100.00
Date 12/15/21
Name United Madrassi Association Inc.
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $400.00
Date 12/12/21
Name Nadia Williams
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $40.00
Date 12/12/21
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