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Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
2010 Fulton Street

Our mission is to empower and educate our low-income neighbors to lead healthier lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources and by attacking systemic or institutional barriers to good health. We uniquely combine emergency food distribution, social services assistance and supportive, educational, empowerment programs for a variety of ages with a robust urban farming operation.

(718) 773-3551
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) is one of the largest direct providers of emergency food and related services currently working to break cycles of poverty in New York City. What sets us apart from similarly missioned organizations is that we focus on dignity and empowerment, and each year, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger closes the hunger gap for thousands of families who are struggling. Whether it is through our benefits access programs, urban farming/farmers markets, internship programs for youth, or daily access to needed food, these connections are invaluable for families and entire communities at large. For individuals and families who have historically been unable to provide for themselves independently, a trip to BSCAH for emergency food has the possibility to turn into a major shift in empowerment. For this, we have earned longstanding trust among our most at-risk neighbors.
Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc.
2-26 East 120th Street
New York

Our mission is to “Offer Help, Healing and Hope” to the whole person. We are committed to empowering those whom we serve, through education and information-sharing, the provision of pastoral care, casework services, food assistance and advocacy services to make the changes necessary to better their individual family’s life circumstances, as well as providing them with tangible tools with which effectuate change.

(212) 860-1523
The Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc. (BHCCC) aspires to relieve suffering and promote healthy relationships through excellent and accessible services to all who are in need. These services are provided without regard to creed, color or socio-economic status by competent staff who strive to faithfully integrate Christian/Biblical truths with principles of pastoral care.
Big Reuse
Big Reuse Queens: 2-17 26th Avenue
[email protected]

Big Reuse’s mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. We accept drop-off donations seven days a week, offer free pick up services for large donations and provide deconstruction services for skim salvage of interiors. We are working towards reducing the amount of unnecessary construction and demolition (C&D) waste clogging our landfills, which contributes to pollution, GHG emissions, climate change and global warming.

(718) 777-0132 ext. 2
Big Reuse is a non-profit retail outlet in NYC for salvaged and surplus building materials. They host the NYC Compost Project, provide discounted materials and merchandise to non-profits and donate materials once per month to a non-profit organization. They support community and school gardens by providing garden materials.
BK Farmyards

Mission: To bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment.

BK Farmyards is a collective of experienced urban farmers dedicated to expanding food justice through agricultural production & education in Brooklyn. They manage their farms and consult other new urban farms. They specialize in building production farms with an educational and training component for those who want to learn more about how to grow their own food.
1278 Myrtle Avenue

Our primary mission is to work at the intersection of the social and environmental injustices impacting youth of color from the neighborhood and the health of our community and larger ecosystem. We believe the fight against the systems that generate environmental destruction and social inequality must be community-led, and must empower those most affected by these crises.

(347) 762-5768
Bushwick’s Composting Service Powered by Local Youth. We collect organic waste from homes, businesses, events and as needed.|We sell 100% fossil fuel free, locally produced, handmade compost
Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC)
4912 14th Avenue

The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) was formed in 1997 to address the urgent social services needs of individuals and families residing in Boro Park. To that end the BPJCC presently operates a wide array of social services and programs to assist clients in obtaining government benefits and entitlements with the dual goal of providing immediate relief and simultaneously directing them towards a path of self-sufficiency and independence.

(718) 972-6600
Boro Park JCC, founded in 1997, provides career counseling and job development to both displaced employees and those looking to enter the workforce for the first time., resulting from large family size and other cultural factors. BPJCC’s additional services are tailored to its community’s residents, which include large Orthodox families, Russian émigrés, and young yeshiva graduates. As a gateway to a network of grassroots services, BPJCC provides free and confidential benefits and services including: Medicaid, Low Cost Health Insurance, Section 8 recertification, food stamps, emergency food vouchers, family violence assistance, crisis assistance, NYLAG aid, employment services, and HEAP enrollment. For its elderly clientele, particularly Holocaust survivors, BPJCC helps to enroll residents in Medicaid spend-down, social security disability, SCRIE/DRIE, NYSARC, as well as an array of services for survivors of the Holocaust. Boro Park JCC provides services in English, Yiddish, and Russian. BPJCC is a-UJA affiliated organization.
43-32 22nd St. Suite 202
Long Island City

Brandworkers is a non-profit organization bringing local food production workers together for good jobs and a sustainable food system.

(646) 568-5870
Brandworkers is based in Long Island City, Queens and for the last ten years Brandworkers members have been working to unlock the potential of local food production using a unique organizing model. Brandworkers serves as a community where workers develop their leadership and learn how to build their own campaigns for sustainable wages, benefits, and a voice at work. We insist that employers accept freedom of association on the job so that organized workers on can maintain and improve job quality gains for years to come. Members have achieved dramatic victories in a variety of factories including substantial improvements in wages and working conditions and the recovery of millions of dollars in illegally withheld pay. We have a long way to go certainly, but we’ve turned the tide on exploitation in the industry and have strong momentum towards creating a local food production industry with dignity for every worker.
Bridge Street Missionary
277 Stuyvesant Avenue

The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.

(718) 452-3936
The Bridge Street Church family is very active in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. Our Pastor works closely with the 81st Precinct Clergy Council and is actively engaged in bringing people and precinct together to make our community a more desirable place for families to live.

Our feeding program provides free clothing and over 15,000 meals annually to the disenfranchised in our community. At Thanksgiving, we provide food baskets to needy families with children. The youth, missionary society and women’s ministry organize teams at Christmas to visit our ill and homebound members to provide them with gifts.
Bridging Access to Care (Brooklyn AIDS Task Force)
2261 Church Avenue

The mission of Bridging Access To Care, Inc (“BAC”) is to reduce the incidence of HIV in Brooklyn through information and education to ensure that the message reaches the most vulnerable individuals. The corporation primarily provides preventative, educational and direct services to the general population of the borough of Brooklyn and to people with AIDS and their families.

(347) 505-5000
Founded in 1985, BAC has since provided HIV/AIDS education, prevention and treatment, including HIV primary care and counseling and testing, as well as state licensed substance abuse treatment services and prevention services. BAC’s comprehensive services include housing placement assistance/living skills education and COBRA case management; treatment education and adherence services; nutritional services, mental health screening, case management, youth services, and employment services; risk- reduction/harm reduction services; adolescent peer education; and several behavioral modification programs targeting ex-offenders and/or recently incarcerated individuals with long histories of substance abuse.
BrightFarms Inc
21 W 46th Street
Suite 1109
New York

For the Health of the Planet, we seek to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.

(212) 358-1100
BrightFarms designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at, or near, supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and cost from the food supply chain. They produce local, fresh produce for local retailers. They sell food immediately upon harvesting and deliver locally, which means a longer shelf life and the elimination of storage and shipping costs. Their production methods have less impact on the environment than traditional farms as they use less land and water, do not use chemical pesticides or agricultural runoff and leave a dramatically reduced carbon footprint. Retailers are provided a long-term, fixed-price contract to protect them from rising costs and inconsistent supply.
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