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Miles H
425 Atlantic Avenue
(Long Beach, Bellflower, Carson, Lakewood, Southgate, Wilmington, and Norwalk CA)
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the project

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Greater Long Beach Mutual Aid Network (GLBMAN) has provided weekly deliveries of fresh food, baby supplies, and other essential items to over 100 families facing systemic food insecurity in the greater Long Beach area. As an all volunteer-run group, we have relied on the immense support of our community to ensure that our operations have run smoothly week after week for nearly three years. 

We are here to ask for your financial support. The ongoing pandemic, inflation, and unequal access to material support continues  to increase the cost of living. Your donation will allow us to sustain our efforts to support the 100+ working and renting families in Long Beach and the surrounding cities.

the steps

The mutual aid network has a proven history of doing this work: we've been doing it since spring 2020! Here are some of the steps we take weekly to ensure families recieve aid:

  • We source fresh produce from local food recovery organization Food Forward, and we rely on volunteer-based labor to pack and distribute groceries each week, so families are always guaranteed some fresh produce delivered to their door each week, regardless of our funds.
  • Crowdfunding will allow us to make weekly purchases of rice and beans as well as baby supplies, such as baby wipes and diapers.
  • Some funds also go towards events to build stronger relationships and feed the community of Long Beach at seasonal potlucks.

why we're doing it

Families shouldn’t have to worry about whether to pay rent or buy food but that is the basic reality for so many people right now. Our mission is to build solidarity with the people of Long Beach and its environs by creating resources that break from and resist the capitalist system. 

Mutual aid is a radical act of love and care. As GLBMAN looks to the future, we envision building a community where we share resources and care for each other and the most vulnerable. Through material aid, community care, and activism, we continue to work towards this goal even past the height of the pandemic. We hope that one day, our existence as an organization is no longer necessary because the people of the greater Long Beach area can fully embody values of mutual aid.


Disbursed Budget 12/2/22

Baby Supplies: $3600

Rice & Beans: $2100

Mileage Reimbursement: $1800

Packing Supplies: $1200

Event Fund: $600

Supplemental Assistance: $691.20


TOTAL RAISED = $10,860.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $543.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $325.80


Baby Supplies (Diapers, Wipes, etc.) - $500/month

Rice & Beans - $300/month

Mileage Reimbursements for Volunteers - $200/month

Paper Bags & Other Food Packing Supplies - $200/month

Potluck Event Fund - $40/month

The total fundraising goal is 6 months each of all above supplies.

Additional funds raised will go towards direct cash assistance via grocery gift cards to supplement deliveries as needed, or additional weeks of grocery delivery.


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $435
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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