Brooklyn Relief Kitchen at Old First

THE BROOKLYN RELIEF KITCHEN
Tackling food insecurity in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic 
Keeping Brooklyn Strong by Keeping Brooklyn Fed


Brooklyn Relief Kitchen at Old First (BRK) is a volunteer-led organization founded by a group of restaurant industry professionals to tackle food insecurity in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic.   We prepare fresh cooked meals and provide relief boxes for distribution by our local front-line community partners.   

BRK is an evolving project meeting the varying needs of our New York City community, from our fresh cooked
meal program, to individual deliveries when possible, to food pantry drives that benefit our partner organizations
 with existing food pantry programs and more. 

Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope Brooklyn is our generous sponsor, providing us with volunteer support
and a fully equipped kitchen space. 


HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are currently accepting monetary donations, food pantry supplies and bulk produce and ingredients

Donations accepted via Gofundme (sponsored by Old First)  or in person.
Friday  and  Saturday 10am to 2pm in front of Old First Church
729 Carroll Street between 6th and 7th Ave.

Follow us and share on Facebook and Instagram for updates on specific supply needs, learn about our partners and
help spread the word to those in need or if you know of farms or local suppliers of produce for us to partner
with, send them our way.
             Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynReliefKitchen
             Instagram:  @bkreliefkitchen
 

YOUR HELP SO FAR
Thanks to donations from our community so far, in our first month we served over 5000 meals.

FRONT LINE PARTNERS

We cook 200-300 meals a day in support of our neighboring partners; existing food pantries, soup kitchens and local community organizations.   
             CHiPS @ 4th Avenue - Park Slope   Shelter and Community Center
             Workers Justice Project - Sunset Park and Williamsburg  Immigrant Worker's Rights
             St. Marks Church - Flatbush  
             Camp Friendship - South Slope  Youth Organization
             West Indian American Day Carnival Association(WIADCA) - community organization in Crown Heights
             Caribbean Women's Health Associates - strengthening individuals and  families in East Flatbush
            

Your donation, no matter the amount will help us to continue this work for the months to come.
Keep safe. Much love and thanks.


OUR HISTORY
In 2012 following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy, this same group of food industry professionals and volunteers banded together to start the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen.  Spearheaded by local restaurateurs Andy and Piper Wandzilak, they managed to gather donations and funds and community action, to serve over 200,000 meals and supplies to those most gravely affected by the storm.  Today, as New York starts to open back up, so many are still suffering from the effects of lost wages, unemployment, illness and no safety net or end in sight.  The gang decided it was time to come back together, and do what they do best - Keep Brooklyn Strong by Keeping Brooklyn Fed.

***Maureen Doyle, the name on the campaign, is our amazing contact at Old First Church. 


  • Adriane ADAM 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Janet Mann 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 5 mos
  • Eli Cohen 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Andrew Wandzilak 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Maureen Doyle 
Beneficiary
Deborah Goldstein 
Team member
Jen Halpin 
Team member
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