To break down borders and build bridges between different communities by sharing food.
Increase the number of families we deliver food to, involve members of each community to participate in the food distro and therefore create more exposure to different cultures.
Bread Across Borders started in 2020 during the lockdown with the delivery model - of distributing bread to different families. It has grown to include produce, eggs, meats, etc. We take the boxes directly to families and they take the food and distribute the items within their communities.
We collect surplus food from stores & farms and redistribute to the working-class communities of Charlottesville – to a variety of low-income members of the Charlottesville community, to immigrant communities (Middle Eastern, African, Latin American), and also, to elders and folks with disabilities. Currently, we serve 15 - 20 families each week, we hope to increase the no. to 50 this year. We plan to have a member of a community deliver food to a different community in town, hence, breaking down barriers and borders in our local community.
Why give food to BAB:
- We are a group of dedicated, conscious, community-oriented group.
- We have the tax id and liability coverage.
- We’re connected to a wide range of sections of our Charlottesville community.
- All are welcome to join us and share food with us, no one is excluded.
- We’re connected to the UVA student volunteer services.
- We have two large vans available to pick up food any day of the week.
- We have access to a temperature-controlled refrigerated room.
- No food is wasted, a long experience with “which community eats which food”.
- Compost is sent to farms for their animals.
- We’re fun, cool and love all people.