ABOUT COLLECTIVE FOOD WORKS INC.
The pandemic shined a light on food access in areas that are known as “food deserts.” With limited access to fresh healthy foods in these neighborhoods, we witnessed rising statistics of the impact on many families living in low-income housing, family shelters, and the elderly living on fixed-to-no income, who depend on meals for their families and themselves.
Collective Fare developed a scalable initiative - MEALS FOR ALL BK, to stay ahead of the crisis from a “meals perspective” and along with partner organizations, such as ReThink, City Harvest, World Central Kitchen and many others, coordinated a community food hub for receiving, storing, and distributing thousands of pounds of food to the most vulnerable in communities such as Brownsville, East New York, and many other surrounding communities. To date, we have served over 750,000 fresh healthy meals and distributed over 50,000 lbs of fresh produce and shelf-stable food items to help close the food gap. During this time we also expanded our team and created employment opportunities for many displaced hospitality workers.
It is through this work that Collective Food Works was birthed. In our ongoing fight against food and nutrition insecurity, we strive to create access for those in need in our communities and beyond. We are just getting started