project leader
Kelvin T
location
69 Belmont Avenue
(Brownsville)
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2020 was magical thanks to all of you!

the project

East Brooklyn Mutual Aid (EBMA) is an initiative led by ordinary people who are working to address food insecurity in Brooklyn's eastern neighborhoods. We buy and deliver groceries for neighbors who need them. It’s simple and effective; we are neighbors helping neighbors. EBMA was originally organized to support those affected by COVID-19 by providing free groceries and social support. We have expanded our goals to support movements for food sovereignty and community reliance through grassroots efforts.

 

the steps

EMBA was originally organized to support those affected by COVID-19 by providing free groceries and social support. Your donation will help us continue this mission. By donating just $25-$40, you can feed a family for a week. 

In addition, we have expanded our goals to support movements for food sovereignty and community reliance through grassroots efforts. Currently, we have partnered with Collective Fare and other community stakeholders to launch, East Brooklyn Food Hub, or “the Hub,” for the neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York, Cypress Hills, Starrett City, Spring Creek, Ocean Hill, Canarsie, East Flatbush, New Lots, Bedford Stuyvesant, and Weeksville. The Hub will provide farmers, distributors, retailers, and customers the support and infrastructure needed to cultivate close-looped local food networks that strengthen food security and sovereignty throughout Brooklyn. This support includes technological innovation, community organizing, workforce development, marketing, employment and ownership opportunities, youth development, economic growth, mental health assistance, localization, and more. The long-term goals are for EBMA to lead in creating culinary and wellness stations, educational workshops, food storage, processing and distribution, and a cooperative grocery store selling local goods and produce.  

 

why we're doing it

Our organization is focused on improving the healthy food options in select neighborhoods of East Brooklyn. East New York has become the city’s third-largest food swamp, an area where healthy food options are outnumbered by abundant fast food, junk food outlets, convenience stores, and liquor stores (https://citylimits.org/2018/05/21/new-york-citys-biggest-food-swamps/ ). The lack of healthy food options results in poor health for the community’s residents. The East Brooklyn Food Hub will address the historical inequities that have led to disproportionate health issues, labor inequity, economic injustice, and instability with access to fresh food.

 

budget

Updated budget 2.14.21

 

Updated budget 11.24.2020

We are distributing full bags of groceries.  $30/family and our requests have recently increased.  

$30/ feeds a family for a week.  Each bag will be filled with groceries to prepare 9 meals!  
 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $100,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$2,585
TOTAL TO RAISE = $102,585
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

 

$75-100 per groceries delivery for up to 150 families in Ocean Hill/Brownsville

Volunteers are unpaid and there is no overhead. All money goes to groceries. 

Updated budget 9.18.20



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $50,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$1,151
TOTAL TO RAISE = $51,151
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

UPDATED BUDGET 06.22.20



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $29,325
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$675
TOTAL TO RAISE = $30,000
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

UPDATED BUDGET



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $19,400
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$600
TOTAL TO RAISE = $20,000
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.  

 

ORIGINAL BUDGET



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $9,700
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,000

updates

2020 was magical thanks to all of you!

Groceries to 500 families+!

All,

Thank you for your support! This week marks deliveries to 500+ families - 544 to be exact! That's more than 2,000 neighbors. In the past 8 weeks we've built a volunteer network of 40+ people. And most importantly we've created community at a time that we all needed it. Thanks for being a part of this. 
 

Keep up with what we're doing - or join us! - through Facebook (Ocean Hill Brownsville Mutual Aid) and Instagram and Twitter (OHBMutualAid). 
 

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