Food Relief with FIG
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Access to Delicious, Nutrient-Dense and Culturally Relevant Foods.
Would you eat canned beans for a week? Probably not.
Access to food is political. Our food system thrives off of inequity by restricting access to high-quality foods to millions. In partnership with FIG (formerly known as Food Issues Group), we are running a food relief program that disrupts this cycle by providing, ethically sourced and culturally relevant foods to our neighbors in need, not day old PB&Js.
How it Works
For the past 5 years, FIG has operated as a working group developing concrete strategies to address the interlocking issues of environmental sustainability, racial equity, and economic justice in New York’s food and hospitality industries.
When the pandemic hit, FIG leveraged the nascent infrastructure it cultivated to build a more sustainable, cooperative and community controlled food relief system. This initiative mobilized FIG member businesses to prepare thousands of weekly meals and grocery kits for New Yorkers in need. FIG Frontline Community Food Relief has been running for six months strong now, redistributing resources and building horizontal relationships in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity.
In partnership with FIG, 1:1 Foods will be increasing the number of grocery kits to food insecure families in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. 1:1 Foods will also be providing logistical and operational support in building a sustainable model that supports FIG culinary partners and the community. Even though the city has begun to re-open, the pandemic continues force more into food-insecurity. With FIG, we're intent on building systems that will continue to address the growing need.
with every PURCHASE YOU MAKE, YOU HELP PROVIDE THE following GROCERY bag TO A FAMILY IN NEED:
Meat: 3-4 lbs
Rice or Grain: 3 lbs
Bean or Legume : 2-3lbs
Dairy: eggs (1 dozen), milk (1/2 gallon), and/or yogurt (1 quart)
Prepared Food: 2-3 quarts