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Noah K
(Flatbush, Brooklyn)
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Three Month Update from KCSH: We're Getting Vaccines!

the project


Since April, a small group of community members have been delivering groceries, PPE, and safety information to tenants in Flatbush. As the weather gets colder and COVID-19 cases surge we need YOUR help to sustain deliveries while adjusting our operations to keep everyone safe.

Since COVID-19 hit NYC in March we have been providing groceries and PPE to residents every week. We are now supporting 100+ elder households with food, distributing groceries to 26 residents a week on a rotating schedule.

We hope to keep delivering high quality, healthful groceries and PPE to this at risk population until the end of the pandemic. Help us stop preventable deaths!

the steps

To keep everyone safe we want to maximize our distribution capabilities:

Rather than continuing our 26-residents-a-week cycle we will deliver to all 103 once a month. 

We will continue to source our PPE from Fou Gallery, which uses their proceeds to purchase PPE for the local community, and our groceries from Brooklyn Packers, a worker-owned, Black led food-distribution cooperative based in Brownsville. 

Additionally, Brooklyn Packers will start delivering directly and will provide us with distribution support so we can drop boxes off door-to-door as efficiently as possible. 

In total: groceries, PPE, and deliveries, will cost roughly $3300 a month. 

why we're doing it

The residents are elderly and low-income, people of color, and immigrants, increasing the likelihood of their dying from COVID.

Although the PPE and food we provide can only begin to address the hardship our elders face, it undoubtedly continues to be a necessary project, especially in the face of a tidal wave of COVID-19 infections this winter.



$30 a grocery box for 103 units = $3090
Food Delivery = $100
On-site Distribution Support = $202
Additional PPE costs (mostly donated) = $50

Total Monthly Costs = $3,340

Cost for Six Months = $20,652

  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $21,045.64 $21,045.64
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $1,052.29 Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $391.37 $391.37
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $19,601.98 $20,654.27



$30 a grocery box for 103 units = $3090
Food Delivery = $100
On-site Distribution Support = $100
Additional PPE costs (mostly donated) = $50

Totally Monthly Costs = $3,340

Cost for Six Months = $20,040

ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $21,031

Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.


Three Month Update from KCSH: We're Getting Vaccines!

We just wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going at Kings County Senior Housing. Since launching our campaign we have had three contact-lite deliveries, providing over 375 Black Radish grocery boxes to residents. As of last week there have been no new confirmed cases in the building.

And as of this weekend we're thrilled to report that we've started coordinating vaccine appointments for the residents. On Saturday and Sunday we were able to advocate for nine Cantonese speaking residents,  scheduling appointments and travel for them to get their first doses. Considering appointment scarcity, language barriers to access and glaring racial disparities in access to the vaccine, it felt like a huge win, but we know we have a long way to go until everyone is safe.


Residents in line for the vaccine. Photo taken with their permission

Thanks to your support we raised over $18,000 at the end of 2020. We're now only $2.7k away from the finish line and being able to continue our operations through June. If you have the ability to make another contribution, or could spread the word about our campaign, we would be extremely appreciative.

Thank you again,
KCSH Mutual Aid


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