CAMBA Works to Enhance Quality of Life via Nutrition

by Cameron St. Germain

Part of the Food Policy Community Spotlight Series

What they do: ​CAMBA’s nutritional services provide food and supportive services to Brooklyn residents who struggle to maintain a healthy diet due to financial restrictions.

How they do it: Through their food pantry, CAMBA distributes food, including fresh produce, to more than 4,000 low-income individuals and families each month and helps register eligible recipients for SNAP benefits. CAMBA also provides congregate meals, food vouchers and nutritional education to nearly 200 HIV-positive individuals and their families living in our emergency and transitional housing facilities.​​

Mission: “CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life.​”

Latest project/campaign: Cooking with Chef Henry Dudley

Major Funding: A. Layover Consulting, LLC., Admiral Air Conditioning, Admiral Insurance Brokerage Corporation, All New York Title Company, All Renovation Construction, LLC., Amazon Services, LLC., and Ameriprise Financial Bank. A comprehensive list can be found here.

Profit/nonprofit: Nonprofit

Annual Budget: $90,000,000

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: CAMBA serves over 45,000 clients. Over the past 35 years, they have grown from providing one service to over 100 programs within six program areas.

FACT SHEET:

Location:

1720 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Core Programs: Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry, Food and Nutrition Services for PLWHA, Nutrition Outreach Education Program

Number of staff: 1,300

Number of volunteers: N/A

Area served:

  • Brooklyn

Year Started: 1977

President and CEO: Joanne M. Oplustil

Contact Information:

[email protected]

(718) 287-2600

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