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Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger


 

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For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours once complete.

 

2010 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11233

 

Agency Contact

Trina Sumpter, Volunteer and Program Resource Coordinator

Phone: 718-773-3551 x115

E- mail: psumpter@bedstuyagainsthunger.org

www.bedstuycampaignagainsthunger.org

 

Nature and Purpose of Agency

The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger operates one of the largest client-choice supermarket-style food pantries in the five boroughs, providing food to an average 11,000 people every month. Alongside their core mission of fighting hunger in central Brooklyn and the greater New York metropolitan area, they also work to address health issues like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease that disproportionately affect their customer population. They do this by emphasizing healthy choices in the pantry, providing community education programs about nutrition and physical activity, providing support services like benefits outreach and health screenings, and growing fresh produce on in our own urban community garden. The pantry was one of the first to adopt the client-choice model, which gives customers the right to select pantry items based on their own needs and preferences, rather than receiving a pre-packed bag.

 

Tasks Available for Students

Since the pantry is set up like a supermarket, volunteers serve in positions much like supermarket employees, such as providing customer service, restocking shelves, and maintaining a clean and organized shopping area and storage area. This gives volunteers the opportunity to interact directly with our client population and to develop real-world communication and service skills.

 

Time Requirements

Serve in the food pantry:

Mondays and Thursdays: 9:30-3:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays: 10:00-6:30 PM

 

Agency Directions

Public Transportation

Take the Q30 to Stuphin Blvd. Take the J Train towards Broad St. to Broadway JCT. Take the C Train towards 168th St. Exit at Ralph Avenue and walk to Fulton Street.

Driving Directions

Go west on Utopia Pkwy and take a right onto Grand Central Pkwy W.  Continue onto Interborough Pkwy/Jackie Robinson Pkwy W.  Turn right onto Jamaica Avenue, and right again onto Fulton Street.  BSCAH is on the left.

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