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Kim C
49-09 5th Street
(Western Queens)
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the project

The COVID-19 crisis has made more apparent than ever that communities are struggling to receive the healthy, nourishing food they need to survive. 1.2 million people across NYC are food insecure and the gaps in our broken system are wider than ever.

Through our Lifeline Grocery initiative, we make weekly deliveries of groceries, completely free of charge, to 700+ families a week throughout Queens who have lost work due to the pandemic and do not qualify for government assistance. 

For $35, we can provide a week’s worth of fresh, nutrient-dense groceries to a family of four.  But we need help! As the world continues to make inroads in getting the pandemic under control with more people getting vaccinated, returning to work and moving towards a better “normal,” many communities and individuals continue to struggle. Food insecurity was a major issue pre-COVID and will continue to be unless we are intentional in making radical changes to resolve this crisis. 

As a 100% community funded organization, we do not get funding  from politicians or large corporations. We are purposefully building something that is rooted in community in every way, but to fund such a community effort requires ongoing financial support. Donations of any size are the lifeline to fueling this work and radical change for our community. And any donation you give us is fully tax-deductible to you!

the steps

Our first step is ordering fresh, whole foods from local farms and distributors. 

Next, we will package and directly deliver each grocery bag to our recipients in neighborhoods across Queens. 

We reach households from Western Queens to South Queens in neighborhoods like Corona, Elmhurst, Jamaica, Ozone Park and more.

Each week, we are in close contact with our neighbors receiving groceries to ensure they are getting what they need and that we are providing additional community resources along the way. 

This work is straightforward, but to be done with dignity and care, it requires many hands and the engagement of whole communities.


why we're doing it

We believe that food is a lifeline to EVERY household and that everyone deserves access to nutrient-dense ingredients. Our Lifeline Grocery Initiative is our way of ensuring that every person in Queens has access to local, nutritious food.

We saw how traditional relief efforts and government led programs let people down and left many out. And we are here to radically recreate our systems of food access, security and distribution. A system built from within our community and with people first. 

We talk with our neighbors, look in our own kitchens, raise money, and buy raw foods from local farms and vendors so that food is no longer a choice, but a right enjoyed and experienced by all. 

Join us in moving towards a community where nutritious food is a human right and where we are committed to one another in recreating what food access is.



Updated Budget (8.17.21)

TOTAL RAISED = $17,844.37
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $268.22


Oroginal Budget:

$42,000 of money raised will go entirely to sourcing our food for Q3.

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

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. Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects.




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