Support for Local Community Organizations
Brooklyn Chow supports local charities, including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries, directly and through the efforts of your local Brooklyn Chow restaurant and/or its owners. Contact your neighborhood Brooklyn Chow for more information on community activities.
Support for National Organizations
Because of our Founder Emily Campbell’s efforts for this important cause, fighting hunger through anti-poverty efforts is Brooklyn Chow’s national charity focus. Brooklyn Chow currently does not have its own foundation and is proud to support the efforts of HUNGER FREE AMERICA, a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grassroots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Brooklyn Chow has made a social action commitment to HUNGER FREE AMERICA for 2017 directly and/or through the local cafes.
HUNGER FREE AMERICA has a strong advocacy team that is a voice for millions who struggle against U.S. hunger. Brooklyn Chow is pleased to support this wonderful organization whose motto is:: “Ending hunger lifts us all." One of the most effective and courageous advocacy groups in the nation, HUNGER FREE AMERICA works work directly with elected officials on the city, state, and federal levels to advance policies to end hunger and promote economic justice. The organization also conducts ground-breaking research and publish cutting-edge reports that propose bold – yet concrete and realistic – solutions to hunger and poverty.
HUNGER FREE AMERICA connects people to programs, including an important child nutrition program; by increasing participation in free summer meals and school breakfasts, HUNGER FREE AMERICA connects kids with the food they need in order to grow and thrive.
HUNGER FREE AMERICA operates the USDA National Hunger Hotline, which is a resource for individuals and families seeking information about how to obtain emergency food. The Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services such as SNAP, WIC, and Summer Meals. In 2015, the hotline connected 11,441 individuals to emergency food providers in their communities.
HUNGER FREE AMERICA also supports AmeriCorps VISTA teams, operating across multiple states with over 100 volunteers. All of the projects are united by the basic goals of reducing hunger, improving nutrition, and empowering families to obtain access to better economic opportunities.
HUNGER FREE AMERICA believes in supporting local efforts, too; among other things, it works locally to connect low-income New Yorkers with benefits to access food across all five boroughs. In 2015, HUNGER FREE AMERICA helped over 2,000 families access SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Our VISTA program also increases access to nutrition benefits nationwide.
For more information on these and other important programs, contact HUNGER FREE AMERICA at www.HungerFreeAmerica.org.